Ms. Ethiopia Alfred
Ms. Alfred is a naturalized citizen of the U.S.A, a resident of Maryland for more than 48 years. In her professional life, she has worked with the following national organizations, local, and Federal government agencies:
White House Liaison for the Democratic National Committee; National Medical Association; National Bar Foundation; D.C. Consumer Protection Agency; Department of Agriculture-University Affairs; Andrew Brimmer & Company; The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO); AID Atlanta; City of Atlanta-Department of Housing and Economic Development; L-3 Communications Analytics Corporation; and Vice President/ Secretary of VFH Insurance Company of Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, she is the President of KELEA Professional Services, LLC., serving the DC Metropolitan area in Information Technology and Executive Staffing since March 2006.
Ms. Alfred was appointed by the City Council and served for three years as one of the Human Rights Commissioners and later appointed to serve a three-year term as one of the Montgomery County Consumer Protection Advisory Board Members for the State of Maryland. She also served on 18 different coalitions and organizations, as board of directors representing herself and/or the labor union (AFSCME). She is a lifetime member of the NAACP, the National Council of Negro Women, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and The Ethiopian Community Center of Washington. D.C. She has received several awards from various national organizations. To name a few: the State of George, the City of Atlanta, the Ethiopian Community Center for her hard work and contributions to society.
In particular, for eight years, Ms. Alfred served on the Board of Directors and as its Chairperson for the Building Fund for the Ethiopian Community Center of Washington, DC. Since 1966, her tremendous contribution and hard work for the Ethiopian Community in the Washington Metropolitan Area have been invaluable. Here are just a few examples: Ms. Alfred sponsored over 100 friends, relatives, and children of family friends to come to the US for higher education and to seek for a better life. In all these years, she has been known for providing free consultation on how the system works and what an individual needs to sacrifice or share in order to enter the main stream of the American society. She gave moral support and guidance to hundreds of Ethiopian newcomers.
Ms. Alfred holds a B.A.(Double Major) in Economics and Business Management. In addition, she has acquired numerous advanced educational certificates and diplomas.
She has one daughter from her previous marriage to Mr. Joseph Edward Liggins, Jr., Miss Kedist “Kiddy” Liggins.