Verna A. Greer, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships 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 leads the Strategic Partnerships team whose primary responsibility is 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. In addition to sales and revenue generation with ALPFA and NABA, Verna has also developed and implemented targeted programs, specifically customized and designed to train senior and middle-management professionals in leadership and the essential skills needed to advance their careers. Working with some of the country’s elite universities including Harvard, Georgetown and Vanderbilt, among others, Verna created the ALPFA Management Leadership Development and Executive Leadership Development programs and the Women of NABA Network workshops.
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 from Georgetown University in Executive Leadership Development in June of 2014.