Bahia Akerele, MSW

COO of an Immigration Practice and Chief Lifestyle, Designer and TV Personality

"Using the right and left sides of the brain to create a beautiful world"

As Chief Operating Officer at the Law Office of Edward W. Neufville III, LLC, Bahia Akerele is responsible for managing the firm’s business, administrative, strategic and financial operations. Her leadership experience is focused on providing outstanding client services, driving profitable revenue, and establishing the firm as a reputable source for immigration services in the Washington DC metro area. In this position as Chief Operating Office, Ms. Akerele is the most senior Non Legal staff member of the law firm. The Law Office of Edward W. Neufville III, LLC is celebrating 15 years of service to the community.

Ms. Akerele’s background includes working in the policy and creative spaces in Washington DC and abroad. Prior to her role at the law firm, Ms. Akerele worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years, first as a Child Welfare Supervisor and then later in the Philanthropic sector and creative world as a shop owner and TV lifestyle expert.  In the early 2000’s Ms. Akerele opened up her own consultant firm, Akerele Consultants, working for reputable companies such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She has launched various projects with different institutions including the Woodrow Wilson Center, Associated Black Charities, office of the President Elect Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, amongst others.

In (2012) Bahia entered the world of business as the owner of the only consignment store in downtown Silver Spring. One year later she adjusted her business plan to focus exclusively on home decor and Chalk Paint®.  Ms. Akerele has presented international art design and the creative life. As a mother, wife, non-profit professional and entrepreneur Bahia Akerele  has much to share and express to young women and women in transitional periods of their life.  

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