Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, the nation’s oldest and first Greek-letter organization for college-aged African American women, has installed Kiahna W. Davis as its 31st Central Regional Director.
Davis, who resides in Carmel, Ind., is the CEO and owner of MYB Accounting, Tax, and Consulting. This past March, she was elected to the position during Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 88th Central Regional Conference held in Chicago, and officially installed during the organization’s 70th International Boule’ Conference recently held in Orlando, Florida from July 10-15.
“I’m excited, honored, and humbled to lead such an amazing group of women who for over 114 years have been at the epicenter of social change and disruption and the elevation of humankind,” said Davis.
Davis will oversee 8,000 graduate and undergraduate sorority members in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Eastern Missouri (St. Louis and Cape Girardeau), North Dakota and South Dakota. Like Alpha Kappa Alpha, many members of historically African American sororities and fraternities continue their community service work well after graduating from college by joining the alumni chapters of their respective organizations. Davis says one of her goals is to increase awareness of Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters within the Central Region while promoting the role alumni members play within mainstream communities.
“Many are curious about Black Greek organizations and don’t really understand who we are,” said Davis. “I want to make sure that communities understand who we are and the impact we have. Without us, things such as mentorship programs, scholarships and service would not go on within our communities.”
“(Alpha Kappa Alpha) also has a huge responsibility to women of color, especially Black women and girls, to be unapologetic about who we are and what we contribute to this country. This is our charge – we must do this, we have to do this because we carry a huge level of responsibility and influence in this world, and we must be good stewards of that,” she added.
Davis joined the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in 1997 at Indiana University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She later received her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is currently a member of Chi Chi Omega Chapter in Indianapolis, which she helped charter. Davis has served in numerous leadership roles within the sorority on the regional and international levels, which includes serving on Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International Board of Directors. Professionally, before starting her own business, she served as the CFO and COO for two central Indiana corporations.
Davis is married to the Rev. Jerry E. Davis III, pastor of Crossroads AME Church in Indianapolis. The couple has one daughter, Chelsea Grayce Davis.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., by African American women who were service-minded scholars. The organization has more than 300,000 graduate and undergraduate members in the United States and internationally in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Japan, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha, visit www.aka1908.com. To learn more about the Central Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha, visit www.aka1908.com/central/home/.