Alrene Richards Barr is the director of International Affairs for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It’s where the seasoned executive wields her expertise in regional economic partnerships and international business relationships for the city and the world’s busiest airport.
Barr wears many crowns: creator of the Sister Airports Program; the liaison for the Atlanta Consular Corps.; she’s a member of UNITAR/CIFAL Atlanta’s Airport Program Planning/Steering Committee, Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Global Commerce Council, Welcoming Atlanta iSpeakATL Taskforce, and Georgia Council for International Visitors, Benevolent Missions of Atlanta, the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, and is a volunteer-instructor to airport managers in several developing nations including The Gambia, Malawi and Suriname.
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, she will be one of 6 Captains of Industry Honorees, honored by the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation, the charitable arm of Infiniti Global Media dba Caribbean Media Network USA. Fellow Honorees include; Egbert L. J. Perry, Chairman & CEO, The Integral Group, Yvette Thomas-Henry, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Andrew R. Davis, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Coca-Cola, Erika Y. Mitchell, Atlanta Board of Education District 5, Simone Edwards, Author & The First Jamaican WNBA Player.
A native of Jamaica, she received the Aviation Trailblazer Award from the Government of Jamaica. In addition, she was honored by the Georgia House of Representatives with a commendation for “outstanding public service.” Most recently, she was named one of the Atlanta Tribune’s 2018 Women of Excellence in the State of Georgia. In 2017, she was selected to serve as one of just 12 cultural competency trainers for the City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees. In that role, Barr teaches city team members how to harness Atlanta’s religious, cultural and linguistic diversity as part of the city’s commitment to serving all of its constituents.
Source: Rolling Out
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