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Avery Embry, MBA

Candidate for Director

Chief School Financial Officer
Talladega County School System
Talladega, Alabama

I have been employed with the Talladega County School System for 17 years in various positions in the finance division. I have served as the Director of Finance/ Chief School Financial Officer since 1999. I hold both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree from Jacksonville State University in Accounting. Additionally, I am a graduate of the Alabama ASBO Professional Certification Program. Currently, I serve on the ASBO International Certification Commission and Legislative Affairs Committee.
I am a native of Talladega, Alabama, and I have served on numerous boards and committees in my community. They are as follows:  Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce, Cheaha Regional Head Start Policy Council, Child Care Corporation for Talladega, Clay and Randolph Counties, Cheaha District Boy Scouts Committee, and the Kiwanis Club of Talladega. In 2013, I was the recipient of the Robert L. Morton Award which recognizes outstanding chief school financial officers in Alabama. In 2012, I received the Billy J. McCain, Sr. Memorial Award which is presented to an individual who has displayed exemplary leadership in areas of public policy and advocacy and in 2006, the Humanitarian of the Year Award, both presented by the Alabama Head Start Association. I have also served in numerous leadership positions with Alabama ASBO, serving as president in 2007-2008.

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