Alfred Davis Lott was born on March 7, 1954 and spent the first six months of his life in Detroit before his family moved back to Mobile, AL. After graduating from Williamson High School in 1972, Alfred went on to attend Tuskegee University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science (1976) and was trained to fly a small airplane (Cessna) by a former Tuskegee Airmen instructor pilot, Chief Anderson. Additionally, Alfred became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
The grandson of two World War I (one) veterans, the son of a World War II (two) Veteran and himself a distinguished military graduate of Tuskegee’s Army ROTC program; he received a Commission in the Regular Army of the United States as an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1976. Over the next 22 years, Alfred served as an infantryman, aviator (helicopter pilot), commander, public affairs officer, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1994, Alfred earned a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Texas. In 2004, Alfred earned a Graduate Certificate (13 mos.) in Public Management from George Washington University.
Alfred’s experience in government includes: Assistant City Manager of the City of College Park, MD; Public Works Director of the City of Takoma Park, MD; and City Manager of the City of Albany, GA. Alfred has been the Director of the Impact Aid Program, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education since March of 2011.