Many of the opportunities and successes for black professionals in the accounting profession today were paved by NABA trailblazers who are no longer with us. We honor those legacy trailblazers, not just for what they have done for the NABA community, but for black professionals and the profession at large.
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Gregory "Greg" Ellison, Sr., CPA
February 24, 1951 - March 5, 2018
Gregory "Greg" Ellison, Sr., CPA was a charter member of the NABA Atlanta Chapter. Mr. Ellison served as the very first Vice President of the Southern Region in the 1970. Mr. Ellison was an active Lifetime Member with the local Atlanta chapter.
Mr. Ellison was the Resident Partner in-charge of the Atlanta office for Banks, Finley, White & Co. In 1984, Mr. Ellison was appointed by Governor Joe Frank Harris to the Georgia State Board of Accountancy. His most significant contribution to the Board was chairing the Report Monitoring Committee. This committee developed legislation and implemented the state’s first quality review program for CPA firms. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeannette and they have two sons Gregory C. Ellison, II and Darren A. Ellison.