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Corporate Backgrounds Inform Couple’s Franchise Venture
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, May 26, 2018
   
You don’t have to be Italian to love Italian ices. In fact, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t. Accordingly, NABA members Justin and Desirae Butler quite arguably have embarked on a can’t-miss enterprise investing in their Rita’s Italian Ice franchise. The overall company has enjoyed national success since 1984 and has partnered with the likes of Nabisco and Cadbury. Add to this auspicious beginning, their combined experience and the Butlers have handsomely hedged their bet. READ MORE    
     
Lisa Griffin Promoted to Sr. Vice President, Turner Entertainment Networks
Turner Entertainment Networks, April 2018
   
Congratulations to NABA member Lisa Griffin on her promotion to Sr. Vice President, Turner Entertainment Networks. In this role, Lisa will expand her oversight withing the entertainment segment to oversee Program & Acquisitions Finance, TNT/tbsOriginals and StudioT, unifying business support under her leadership.Her leadership in the Finance & Accounting organization extends well beyond Turner. Lisa is active in her community volunteering and currently serves as member of the National Black Arts Festival Board and NABA's Corporate Advisory Board. She is also an executive sponsor of Turner's NABA Committee and co-chair of Turner Women's Strategic Alliances Committee. READ MORE    
     
Senior Exhibits Leadership in Academics and Extracurriculars
The Ithacan, April 18, 2018
   
Chanel Underwood, student at Ithaca College, said one of her most rewarding moments was getting funding for members of NABA to attend the Eastern Region Student Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, during the Fall 2017 semester. After she spoke to the dean of the School of Business, the club received $10,000 to attend the conference. READ MORE    
     
Baylor University's Paper Features NABA Student Chapter
Baylor Lariat, April 9, 2018
   
"Being able to relate to the experiences and background of others in the accounting department is valuable to students," said senior Arianna Washington, chapter president. Arianna wants NABA to help younger students get involved in the business school. 
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NABA Northern New Jersey, NJCPA, and AICPA Highlighted by Accounting Today to Award Over $375 in 2018 Scholarships
Accounting Today, April 6, 2018
   
“Helping the next generation is an important part of our role at the NJCPA," stated Ralph Albert Thomas, NABA Lifetime member, CEO and executive director at the NJCPA. "Members and staff routinely dedicate their time to assist local students in getting on track towards becoming CPAs.” READ MORE    
     
Christopher Feazell One of Ten Seniors Named to Ole Miss Hall of Fame
University of Mississippi News, April 6, 2018
   
An accountancy major, Christopher is one of ten University of Mississippi seniors that have been inducted into the university's 2017-2018 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded a student. Christopher is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. He served in several roles over the course of his education, including vice president of programming for the National Association of Black Accountants, vice president of the Black Student Union.  Christopher plans to pursue a master’s degree in taxation in the university’s Patterson School of Accountancy. READ MORE
   
     
Bernita Demery to Retire After 30 Years of Service in Greenville
City of Greenville (NC), March 23, 2018
   
The City of Greenville (NC) Financial Service Director and NABA member Bernita W. Demery will retire effective April 1, 2018. Her planned retirement comes after dedicated service to the City for 30 years. View her retirement announcement.    
     
Jomo Sankara Honored as Advisor of the Year for 2017
Illinois State University, March 22, 2018
   
Jomo Sankara, Assistant Professor of Accounting at ISU and NABA member received the NABA advisor of the year award for 2017 from Illinois State University. READ MORE    
     
NABA Twin Cities Celebrates Local Millennials During Black History Month
Rollingout, March 7,  2018
   
NABA Twin Cities hosted their 3rd annual Black History Month celebration to acknowledge and celebrate the journey of Black people in America. The event hosted nearly 100 attendees who came to support and share in the experience.  There were explosive sessions of spoken word pieces, musical performances and engaging dialogue around issues surrounding the Black community.  READ MORE    
     
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor CPA, CGMA Celebrated at Scholarship Breakfast
NABA Baltimore, March 3, 2018
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Lambda Delta Sigma chapter partnered with the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants to support the Kimberly Ellison-Taylor Scholarship Fund.  Kimberly is the AICPA Chairman of the Board of Directors and a NABA member.  VIEW IMAGES    
     
NABA Queens College Held Their First Black History Banquet
The Knight News, March 2, 2018
   
At its first black history banquet on Feb. 15, the Queens College chapter of NABA highlighted the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout history. The event stressed the importance of celebrating black history year round, and not just in February. READ MORE    
     
NABA Student Chapter Leads 'Operation Get Home' Initiative with Local Sheriff's Office and 'Divine 9'
Bethune-Cookman University NABA Student Chapter, February 2018
   
Bethune-Cookman University's NABA Chapter partnered with the Volusia County Sheriff and members of the 'Divine 9' to educate and inform B-CU’s campus on how to react if someone were to open fire on campus. The event had over 80 student participants, as well as a demonstration of how to physically defend against an active shooter. Additionally, the sheriff’s department has agreed to a continuation of an “Operation Get Home” series. VIEW IMAGES    
     
NABA Member Named Academy of Finance Chair
Hillsborough County Academy of Finance, February 2018
NABA Tampa member Laphil Bowles was recently named Chair of the Hillsborough County Academy of Finance (AOF).  The AOF program is designed to motivate students to complete a business-oriented high school curriculum and to pursue higher education. The program is part of the National Academy Foundation.     
     
Authenticity Matters: Being Black in Corporate America
The Torch, February 14, 2018
   
Member Roberta Esther was among panelists that gave students tips on how to tackle the business world at the “Being Black in Corporate America” event hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi co-ed fraternity and NABA. READ MORE    
     
Performance Coach Jeannine K. Brown Helps Increase Confidence
Rollingout, January 18, 2018
   
Everyday Lead CEO Jeannine K. Brown is working to not only boost corporate employees’ moral, but she is also making sure businesses truly understand the value of diversity.  While attending an event with the NABA Twin Cities chapter in Minnesota, rollingout caught up with Jeannine to learn how diversity can make or break a business. READ MORE    
     
NABA Twin Cities President Orlando Bryant on the Benefits of a Network
Rollingout, January 12, 2018
   
Recruiting and retaining a talented pool of professionals of color is a goal of the NABA’s corporate partners. It’s also a goal at the top of the agenda for Orlando Bryant, president of NABA Twin Cities chapter.  READ MORE    
     
NABA Chapters in Texas Participate in March to State Capital 
NABA Austin/Central Texas, January 15, 2018
   
Members from the NABA Austin / Central Texas chapter and NABA HTU marched with other organizations from the University of Texas-Austin to the state capital on MLK Jr. Day to honor his legacy.  VIEW PHOTOS    
     
Why Are African American Students Still Not Majoring in Accounting?
The CPA Journal, January 2018
   
George Violette, PhD, CPA and NABA member Carol L. Cain, PhD authors this eye-opening article for The CPA Journal, re-examining the seemingly lack of African-American students choosing accounting as a major and the importance of early impressions.  READ MORE    
     
NABA Student Leader Ready to Redefine Social Media with App
Zamibia Daily Mail Limited, January 5, 2018
   
Michael Sakala is a student studying business administration at Wiley College.  Currently, Michael is the vice-president for the NABA student chapter at Wiley and the president of the Financial Literacy Club.  Michael, and other with Wiley graduates have officially launched a new social media mobile application for the iPhone android called Tell Em’. READ MORE    
     
     
 
 

Advancing Diversity within the CPA Profession

The CPA Journal, December 2017    
NABA member Alfonzo Alexander, NASBA's Chief Relations Officer and president of its Center for the Public Trust, shares some facts, myths, and suggestions on how the profession can improve diversity efforts with The CPA Journal.  READ MORE          


Top LSU Management Student and NABA Member Recognized as Rucks Fellows Class of 2017-18

The Advocate, Deember 27, 2017
To qualify, a senior management major must have a GPA in the top 10 of all graduating seniors in the management curriculum,Chris-Annie Joseph fits all the qualifications. She serves as financial secretary for the NABA LSU student chapter, vice president of merit for the Society of Human Resource Management. READ MORE          

Lisa Owens-Jackson Delivers Commencement Keynote at North Carolina A&T

NABA Southern Region / NABA Greensboro, December 23, 2017    
We are extremely proud of NABA Greensboro member Lisa Owens-Jackson for delivering the Commencement Keynote at her alma mater, The North Carolina A&T State University! #nabagreensboro. #aggiepride VIEW IMAGE          



NABA Announces Partnership with AICPA Foundation to Expand ACAP 

Accoutning Today, December 16, 2017    
NABA announced a new partnership with the AICPA Foundation on Thursday that will expand the organization's Accounting Career Awareness Program. The new collaboration will include grants to colleges and universities that help in the teaching of high school accounting and finance programs. READ MORE          


NABA Boston Featured During Ebony Winter Gala 30th Anniversary

BlackNews.com, December 7, 2017    
Considered to be the premier event of New England Black professionals, the Ebony Gala brings NABA and UMP together in a collaborative effort that includes the following 8 membership organizations, marking the 30th anniversary of the Ebony Winter Gala with a sell out crowd of more 4,000 attendees.  READ MORE          

Katrina Haynes, CPA Article on Clients Obtaining a Green Card Featured in Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg Tax, November 30, 2017    
NABA member Katrina Haynes, CPA pens a great article reminding clients to think about the tax consequences of obtaining a Green Card. READ MORE          




NABA Student Member Trevis Farver Jr. Open Letter to UConn on “It’s Okay to be White” Campus Event
UConn Daily Campus, November 30, 2017    
NABA student member Trevis Farver Jr. pens a letter to the University of Connecticut administration on the “It’s Okay to be White” event that took place on campus. READ MORE          

Kemberley Washington, CPA 'Everything You Need to Know About the Republican Tax Plan' Posted on Black Enterprise Site

Black Enterprise, November 17, 2017    
NABA member Kemberley Washington, CPA answers how the Repbulican tax plan stacks up for small business owners in an article for Black Enterprise. READ MORE.          



NABA Fosters Personal and Professional Development

The Knight News, November 10, 2017    
Queen's College newspaper 'The Knight News' highlights the importance of NABA and how NABA is bridging the opportunity gap of students who want to enter business fields such as accounting and finance.  The article also highlights NABA's diversity and inclusion.  READ MORE          

Accounting Reminded This Plattsburg University Standout of Editing a Film
Cardinal Points, November 10, 2017    
Prior to attending PSUC, Shiyiheeim Nartey-Tokoli attended a film high school. During that time, he participated in a theater camp, was a part of a Broadway show and was heavily interested in the film industry.  As a resident assistant of Moffitt Hall, former artistic director of Night of Nations, the vice president of club K.I.N.K.S. and co-chair of event planning for the NABA student chapter, the double major in accounting and finance is always busy.  READ MORE          

NABA Member Gene Padgett Helped Form the BPA - They Now Present the 8th Annual Event Benefitting Children in Houston
D-Mars.com, November 2017    
Gene Padgett and Carmen Herrera of the National Sales Network started out with four organizations and has blossomed to over twenty in the past eight years.  They formed the Black Professional Alliance (BPA).  The BPA will present the 8th Annual Holiday Social and Toy Drive.  Literally thousands of children have recieved toys as a result of the efforts of this conglomerate of professional black association and organizations. READ MORE          

NABA Pittsburgh - A Leader in the Coats & Care Program
WPXI, November 14, 2017    
WPXI announced the drop-off location for the Coats & Care program.  The program is sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapters of NABA, National Black MBA Association, National Society of Black Engineers and Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. READ MORE          

Business College Honors ‘Emerging Saluki Leader Award’ Winners
SIU News, October 26, 2017    
NABA member Kendrick Coleman has been recognized by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Business recently with the 2017 Emerging Saluki Leader award. READ MORE           

Magic City Classic Provides Chance to Recruit STEM Talent
Birmingham Business Journal, Ocober 24, 2017    
Recent graduates and students representing organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers and NABA attended The Birmingham Business Alliance's Magic City Classic Talent Recruitment Project held Oct. 27 at Iron City.  READ MORE           

NABA Lifetime Member Joins Manhattan College Board of Trustees
Manhattan College, October, 19, 2017    
Kenneth Bouyer, Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting at Ernst & Young and NABA Lifetime Member, was recently among five people welcomed to Manhattan College's Board of Trustees.  READ MORE          



The VA Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative Directly is a Great Benefit - Especially for NABA Student Members at Virginia Tech
Augusta Free Press, October 18, 2017    
Felicia Haynes is treasurer of the Virginia Tech chapter of NABA, and studied abroad in the Dominican Republic this past summer.  During her first year on campus, Haynes participated in the mentoring program run through the Presidential Scholarship Initiative, which paired her with a junior from her hometown. She said that experience helped tie her into her university from the start. READ MORE          

NABA Members Appointed to Advisory Committees for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
NABA Press Release - October 16, 2017    
NABA is proud to highlight NABA members that were appointed as advisory committee members for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. PRESS RELEASE          

NABA Teaches Students How To Execute A Stellar Interview
The Knight News (Queen's College), October 11, 2017    
NABA hosted an interactive interview workshop, led by club president Bensky Belizaire and vice president Edem Ekpe, where guests participated in student led mock interviews, teaching participants what to do and say. READ MORE          

Accounting Profession’s Commitment to Diversity Reflected in Scholarship Support for Jenkins MAC Students
Poole College of Management News, October 3, 2017    
Jasmine Richardson applied to the Jenkins Master of Accounting (MAC) Program in the NC State Poole College of Management, each received a generous scholarship designated for academically talented students from historically underrepresented populations.  She was awarded a $10,000 grant provided by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).  READ MORE          

Only All-Black and All Women Team - NABA Houston Student Chapter - Places High at KPMG International Case Study Competion
NABA - University of Houston, October 2017    
KPMG held the university round of their international case study competition and our student chapter had a group of women comprised of both officers and members compete. These ladies made it to the final round and ended up taking 2nd place. Unfortunately, the regional round will only be taking the #1 team. This was a huge accomplishment for the NABA team as they were the only all-black and all women team out of approximately 20 competing teams. View Team          

New Leadership in the Baton Rouge Chapter
The Advocate, October 1st, 2017    
Charles E. Dabney Jr. has been elected president of the Baton Rouge chapter.  READ MORE           





Alan C. Young Elected Chair of MICPA
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, September 26, 2017    
The MICPA has elected NABA, Inc. member Alan Young as chair of its 2017–18 board of directors and also named other officers and three new members-at-large to the board. Young, of West Bloomfield, is the founder and CEO at Alan C. Young and Associates PC in Detroit. A member of the board since 2009, he will serve a one-year term as its chair.           

After Hurricane Harvey, Black Organizations Can Be Life Rafts for Black-Owned Businesses
TribTalk, September 25, 2017    
The sustainability of the black business community is often dependent on black social networks. Organizations that are both racially-specific and industry-specific (e.g. NABA) are an important social network tool used to gain business resources. READ MORE          

NABA Disaster Relief Fund

NABA Inc., September 2017    
If you would like to make a donation that will be designated and directed to our Chapters in the hurricane impact zones for the purposes of community support and disaster relief, do so through the NABA Disaster Relief Fund.  READ MORE          

NABA Members Speak at the Alabama Society of CPAs Holds Diversity Conference
Accounting Today, September 15, 2017    
Students gathered from all across the state to meet and hear about best diversity practices in the profession, with speakers including AICPA chair Kimberly Ellison-Taylor and New Jersey Society of CPAs CEO Ralph Thomas, both NABA Lifetime Members. READ MORE          

Milwaukee Member Jon C. Gaines, CPA Uses His Accounting Skills to Assist New Entrepreneurs

On Balance Magazine, July / August 2017     
Jon C. Gaines, CPA, CGMA, MBA believes succeeding at anything in life is a bit like skydiving.  By Gaine's calculation, it's important to be fearless, ready for success, prepared for any potential setbacks and enjoy the moment. READ MORE          


CPE Evolving

California CPA Magazine, September 2017    
From nano learning to emerging topics to new delivery methods, the world of continuing professional education is changing—and changing fast. NABA member Okorie Ramsey, CalCPA Education Foundation board president, talks about his term and the future of CPE. READ MORE          

NABA at the National Miss Black America Pageant
NABA Philadelphia, August 26, 2017    
NABA Philadelphia served as the official accounting team to tabulate points for the National Miss Black America Pageant. READ MORE          

How This Millennial Made A Boss Move In The Accounting World
Black Enterprise, August 16, 2017    
Black Girl Magic is in full force for NABA member Jamila Abston. With an MBA from Yale in hand, there was no stopping her.
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Randolph Students Attend Accounting Career Awareness Program

Wicked Local, August 15, 2017    
Randolph High School students Susana Jia and Daphterlie Louis are among 16 high school juniors and seniors from Greater Boston accepted to a specialized program for students interested in accounting and business careers.  READ MORE          


IMA Signs Pact with NABA
Accounting Today, August 8, 2017    
NABA and The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) plan to partner on joint webinars, speaking engagements and thought leadership content, stressing the themes of diversity, certification and the accounting profession.   READ MORE          
Q&A with Milford McGuirt, 2017 Most Admired CEO
Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 1, 2017    
NABA Lifetime Member Milford McGuirt, Atlanta managing partner of KPMG, has been named the 2017 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  READ MORE          



From ‘Wallflower’ to Confident Leader

Journal of Accountancy, August 1, 2017    
Journal of Accountancy is celebrating our NABA - Greater Jackson (MS) Chapter Member and Board Secretary, Kimberly Hardy, CPA/CFA.  READ MORE          


Former NABA President & CEO Appointed to DC Board of Accountancy 

NABA Press Release, August 2017    
Angela L. Avant, CPA was recently appointed to the District of Columbia Board of Accountancy, effective as of June 17, 2017.  READ MORE            


RubinBrown CPA Honored with 30 Under 30 Award

CPA Practice Advisor, August 1, 2017    
RubinBrown recently announced that Kendrick Coleman, CPA, was recently honored at the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual 30 Under 30 awards banquet. Kendrick serves as a Student Liaison for the Central Region Student Conference of the National Association of Black Accountants.  READ MORE          

EY Announces New Leadership Promotions in San Jose – NABA Member Promoted
PR Web, July 28, 2017    
Constant Djacga was promoted to partner from senior manager.  He is also involved in the community and a board member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) San Francisco.  READ MORE           


Myya Jones, Detroit's Millennial Mayoral Candidate, Now Running as a Write-In
Metro Times, June 15, 2017    
Her resume includes a stint as the president of the National Pan Hellenic Council, an internship on Capitol Hill with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich), and two positions on the board of the National Association of Black Accountants.  READ MORE          

New Bar Set at National Association of Black Accountants Convention & Expo
NABA Press Release, June 2017    
Top professionals and students from the accounting and finance industry gathered for the 46th NABA National Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA from June 6-10. READ MORE    
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