Dynamic, highly respected, public servant and community leader. All these words and more describe Virginia W. Harris. She retired from the Gwinnett County BOC, as County Auditor after 20 years of service in July 2006. Other professional positions include Accounting Director & Financial Management Analyst, Gwinnett County, Audit Manager, State of Georgia, Comptroller, Governor’s Office – Women’s Services, State of Louisiana, and Accountant with Arthur Young and Company, Atlanta.
Virginia W. Harris was elected President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. at the 18th Biennial Conference, September 23, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. A 26 year member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, President Harris has consistently demonstrated her leadership abilities through successfully serving at both the national and local chapter levels. For the past 13 years she has served as First Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Finance and Fund Development, National Treasurer and chaired several national committees.
At the chapter level, President Harris held the offices of President, Vice President of Programs, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer. She was chair of the Public Policy, Nominations and Scholarship Committees. She is also a member of her chapter’s Presidents Advisory Board, an advisory group consisting of past chapter presidents and created to provide ongoing guidance to the chapter.
Educationally, President Harris holds a Masters of Public Administration degree, Bachelor of Business Administration degree, is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Financial Manager. She is also a graduate of Georgia’s Regional Leadership Institute, Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Gwinnett and Graduate of Harvard Non-Profit Leadership Program. Her memberships include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., The Continental Societies, Inc., Immediate Past President, Albany State University Foundation Board of Trustees, The Historical Ebenezer Baptist Church, Women Ministry Counsel, and Southern Education Foundation member.
President Harris brings to the presidency more than 41 years of successful leadership and organizational experience and accomplishments in management, accounting, auditing, finance and budgeting. President Harris is “ready to lead NCBW to role model performance!”
Virginia resides in Stone Mountain. She is the widow of Keith Harris, a native Atlantan, they have two adult children, Mark and Veketa, three grandsons; Joshua, Andrew and Ethan, and two granddaughters, Hannah and Ava. She is a member of the Historical Ebenezer Baptist Church. Virginia enjoys travel, reading, golf and tennis.
Virginia W. Harris, MPA, CIA CGFM
National President – National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.