Mandi Freeman, MBA/CPA/CGMA

Mandi Freeman, MBA/CPA/CGMA

Chief Financial Officer


Mandi is responsible for coordinating, planning and reporting the financial activities of the Alabama Retail Association and Alabama Retail Comp. She also serves as human resources director for both organizations. She joined the staff in August 2011.

Mandi came to Alabama Retail with more than 12 years of accounting experience. She previously worked for six years for Jackson Thornton, a Montgomery accounting and business consulting firm. She served as manager for the firm immediately before becoming Alabama Retail/ARC chief financial officer. Mandi also previously worked as an accountant for The Retirement Systems of Alabama.

She holds both a master’s of business administration (2005) and a bachelor’s degree in accounting (2002) from Auburn University Montgomery. She attained certified public accountant status in 2006 and  chartered global management accountant in 2012.

Mandi is a member of the Montgomery chapter of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, for which she served as president in 2009; is a former ambassador for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce; and is a member of the Young Montgomery Business Club. She also is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta social sorority.

She and her husband, Chris, reside in Pike Road.