Vaneatria McKinnon is an organized professional administrator and entrepreneur possessing critical and strategic thinking skills with the ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Faulkner University and is an accomplished business owner. Ms. McKinnon has steadily progressed from Program Support and Executive Management to owning three businesses within the City of Birmingham; AdVantage Administration LLC, AdVantage Tax Service and most recently 1 on 1 Technical College of Birmingham where she serves as Dean of Administration and Finance. The College offers a fast track certification for allied health professions. She is known in the community as a small business advocate assisting many businesses to strategically move their businesses to right standing throughout the state of Alabama and the region. She has strong analytical skills and the ability to research and interpret operational procedures and guidelines to maintain strict adherence to all local, state and federal regulations. Additionally, she has extensive experience in special project coordination and implementation and has been selected on numerous occasions to spearhead community outreach and engagement opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Currently she serves on the City of Birmingham 2021-2023 Mayor’s Small Business Council and sub-committee for Improving Government Relations.