Alfred Degrafinreid II

Associate Vice Chancellor, Community Relations, Vanderbilt University

A native Tennessean, Degrafinreid most recently served as the chief administrative officer for the Office of the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk. Prior to serving the Metro Nashville government, he was counsel to U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and coordinated community outreach for Davidson, Dickson and Cheatham counties. Degrafinreid holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tennessee State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

In addition, he currently serves as the 2019 chair for the largest nonprofit awards ceremony in the country, the Salute to Excellence Awards, which is hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management to recognize community and nonprofit leaders in the Middle Tennessee region.

Board and Organizational Affiliations: Northwest Family YMCA (Advisory Board Chair), Dismas House (Board of Directors), Center for Nonprofit Management (Board Member), Salute to Excellence Awards (Chair), Connect Mid-TN (Committee Member), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Nashville Alumni Chapter (Member), 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee (Member), Buffalo PAC (Chairman), NAACP Nashville Branch (Member), Partnership 2020 – Nashville Chamber.

Degrafinreid was also announced as a member of the 2019-20 Leadership Tennessee class of community leaders.