Alfranda “Al” Durr
CEOCompany: ALD & Associates
Role: Session Presenter
Alfranda “Al” Durr currently serves as CEO of ALD & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in inclusive diversity and human capital solutions. Al was formerly the Diversity Program manager responsible for Training, Compliance, and Strategic Initiatives in the Army National Guard (ARNG) Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office and coordinated the implementation of the ARNG Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for the ARNG enterprise consisting of 350,000-plus personnel.
Al retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the ARNG in March 2013 after 28 years of service. He is accomplished, dynamic, energetic, and results-oriented with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of diversity management, inclusion strategies, and equal opportunity/affirmative action requirements. Al has earned D&I Certifications from Cornell and Georgetown Universities and has conducted countless workshops and training sessions on sensitive and complex issues that impact the ability to achieve a mission and organization performance. During his professional tenure as a D&I leader, he has been called upon to develop customized training to meet and achieve desired results and build cohesive and inclusive teams.
Through his work with the National Guard, Al served as the senior advisor to the director of the Army National Guard (three-star general) on all matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. He was the architect of the ARNG diversity and inclusion, leader development, and employee engagement initiatives.
Alfranda led the development and formulation of the ARNG strategic plan, policies, regulations, and manuals for 343,500 military and civilian personnel. His sphere of influence included resources, personnel readiness, recruiting, employee engagement, and community outreach. During his tenure, he orchestrated ARNG engagement in D&I strategic planning in personnel forums to enhance ARNG personnel readiness. He also chaired the annual National Guard Diversity Conference.
He has served and been involved in numerous leadership and diversity initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. He has lectured on diversity and inclusion at several educational institutions including University of Washington, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and Lock Haven University.
Al has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Washington State University and a Master of Business Administration from The National Graduate School. He has also completed course requirements for his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Al is also an adjunct faculty at George Mason University where he teaches leadership, innovation, and interpersonal communication courses.