Andrene King, BS, MS

Andrene King was born in the garden parish of St. Ann, Jamaica and

grew up in the country’s capital Kingston where she attended George Headley Primary and the prestigious Wolmer’s High School for Girls.  She migrated to the United States

in her teen years where she finished high school in the city of Mount Vernon.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Lehman College (CUNY) and a Master's degree in Public Accounting from Iona College. Mrs. King is currently studying to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

 

Mrs. King has served as an accounting expert for over 20 years both in the private sector, as well as the public sector. She began her career, while being a college student  at Chase Bank, later becoming JPMorgan Chase.  She moved on to serving as the Revenue Manager for a behavioral health community organization where she received various awards including Employee of the Year. After more than a decade, she became the Accounting Supervisor for The City of New Rochelle, a Long Island Sound community with a population total of 85,000. 

 

Her most recent projects include being a financial coach in the “Women Who Invest” group where she engages with Women of Color, challenging the intersectionality of race and gender by helping women to challenge the adage “ men invest, women save.” She is also a co-developer and instructor of a financial literacy workshop: “Becoming Mansa Musa: Lessons in Financial Fitness” for young children ages 12-21 which explores the economic history of Black and Brown peoples as beacons of survival and success, while engaging steps to becoming financially healthy.  Her most recent project is a partnership as the Chief Financial Officer with colleagues to create Xploration Tutoring Academy-XTA which boasts the mission “We seek to serve our community in educational experiences which will provide critical thinking processes and affirm the giftedness of students of color. We are committed to intentional efforts at providing access to equitable learning environments and safe spaces to engage students (adults and youths) through an emphasis on social and emotional, as well as robust academic engagement to include a culturally relevant pedagogy.” 

 

In addition to serving in these capacities, Mrs. King is active in her church community in numerous roles including a Minister of Religion. She is a member of the Elim Church of God under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Marcia Pennicott. She is married to Minister Sonny King and together they have three wonderful children.