Verna A. Greer, Executive Vice President at ALPFA, is an Accredited Business Advisor and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with Business Development experience. She specializes in providing executive leadership and guidance to build new and existing organizations in the not-for-profit and private sectors. At ALPFA, Ms. Greer serves as the head of Strategic Partnerships with the primary responsibility of fostering corporate relationships and raising revenue for the organization nationally. Prior to joining ALPFA, Verna oversaw the Resource Development Department of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., as its Senior Director of Corporate Strategic Alliances and National Programming. She has also developed and implemented numerous targeted programs, specifically customized to meet stakeholder needs, including the Women of NABA Network workshops to train senior and middle-management female professionals in leadership and the essential skills needed to advance their careers. Over the past 12 years, Verna was responsible for designing and leading Management Leadership Development and Executive Leadership Development training working with Universities such as Harvard, Georgetown, Vanderbilt and others. She was also responsible for creating the Accounting Finance Pipeline Initiative (AFPI), a high school design to prepare under represented inner city youth for college.
Ms. Greer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with honors from Northeastern University and later graduated among the top 10 in her class from the Northeastern Graduate School of Business where she earned an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurialism. Ms. Greer earned her CFRE from New York University in August of 2013 and received a Certificate of completion from Georgetown University in Executive Leadership Development in June of 2014.