2016 Convention & Expo


Thank you for making the 2016 Convention
 a huge success!
 
Thanks to all who attended and helped make the 2016 National Convention & Expo a huge success!  We thank our distinguished keynote speakers and presenters for their inspiring and timely insights and our sponsors for supporting our mission.  Most of all we wish to thank all of the participants without whom, the success of the convention would not have been possible.  

More than 2,000 members, partners and guests gathered at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL June 21 – 25, for the organization’s 45th Annual Convention under the theme “Accelerate Your Growth and Advancement”.  Hollywood provided the perfect backdrop for a week of high-energy networking, professional development, relationship building, learning and recognizing individuals who have contributed to our success and history.  Some of those individuals were as follows:

2016 NATIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

NATIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARD – Nora O'Garro
NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT AWARD - Daniel E. Worrell, CFE, CRMA
NATIONAL CFO OF THE YEAR - Rosalind Danner, CPA
CORPORATE DIVERSITY AWARD – Dixon Hughes Goodman
NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-PROFIT AWARD - Deborah A. Cowan, CPA
NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION AWARD -  Dr. Jenice Prather-Kinsey, CPA, CGMA

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD – Roger G. Arrieux, MBA, CPA
NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLIC ACCOUNTING AWARD – Julius C. Green, JD, MBA, CPA
"WALKING THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED" AWARD - Michelle Ware, CPA
RISING STAR AWARD – Samantha N. Hawkins, CPA, MST

CHAPTER PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
SOUTHERN – Crystal D. Martin
EASTERN – Danitra Mason, CPA
CENTRAL – LAtina S. Fauonier, CPA
WESTERN – Gene Padgett, CPA

REGIONAL AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE
SOUTHERN – Paula Copper
EASTERN – Amber J. Adams, MBA
CENTRAL – Kenesha Crafton, CPA
WESTERN – Felicia Farrar, MBA, CFE

STUDENT CHAPTER AWARD WINNERS
Baruch College
Michigan State University
University of Mississippi

Program and Event Highlights:
 
  • NABA Leadership Development Institute 
    • Aspiring Leaders Track (ALDI) sponsored by McGladrey and presented by Howard University School of Business Center for Accounting Education in conjunction with RSM
    • Management Track (MLDI) sponsored and presented by Synchrony Financial
    • Executive Track (ELDI) sponsored by PwC
  • LDI & Leadership Luncheon
  • CPA Examination Review led by Becker Education
  • Chapter Leadership Workshop
  • Opening General Session and keynote presentation on “2035: Seeing Beyond Tomorrow” featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Nat Irvin II 
  • Opening Reception "Fire and Ice" sponsored by NABA
  • C-Suite Power Breakfast Forum and Panel Discussion on “What's New?  What's Next:  Talent Management Strategies to Stay Competitive in a World of New Rules” sponsored by Mitchell & Titus, State Street Corporation, and Walmart 
  • A Night to Network: Corporate Hospitality Suites sponsored by Goldman Sachs, Hilton, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft and PwC
  • Women of NABA Network Executive Session - "Women of NABA: Brilliant Failure/Joyous Mistake" sponsored by Bank of America
  • Women of NABA Network Management Session - "Leading with Style: Understanding How You Lead and the Impact You Have on Others is Critical for Long-Term Sucess" sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Women of NABA Network Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Beverly Bonds, Founder & Executive Director of Black Girls Rock! sponsored by Deloitte
  • Over 18 hours of CPE Technical Sessions sponsored and presented by Bank of America, Becker Education, The Boeing Company, The Business Learning Institute (BLI), Cargill, Deloitte, Dixon Hughes Goodman, EY, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, State Street Corporation, McGladrey, Microsoft, Prudential, and PwC
  • National Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by EY featuring Keynote Speaker Lamman Rucker and highlighting over 40 Award recipients
  • Student Program Sessions
  • NABA Student Welcome and Orientation
  • New and Improved Career Expo featuring:
    • Activity Zones – Relaxation, Wellness, Personal Care, Gaming
  • NABA Tech Bar
  • NABA Cyber Cafe
  • NABA Get Fit Initiative
  • NABA Day of Service
  • NABA Fire & Ice Reception
  • Annual Awards Dinner and Gala
  • Lifetime Pinning Ceremony
  • The Big Easy After Party

 
SAVE THE DATES!

2017 NABA NATIONAL CONVENTION & EXPO
JUNE 6-10, 2017
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Hilton New Orleans Riverside