The National Association of Black Accountants recently appointed Virginia State University alumna Angela Avant as president and CEO of the organization. Avant, who has served as an executive with KPMG and as the former Inspector General of the District of Columbia, says the privilege of leading NABA is born out of the organization’s commitment to advancing opportunities for Black professionals.
“NABA has played a critical role in our profession and one from which I have personally benefited,” Avant says. “While our profession has made significant progress with respect to the representation of minorities, there is still much work to do. I am excited about the opportunity to provide leadership to the development and execution of NABA’s strategic priorities, focused on ensuring value to our members, stakeholders, the profession and our communities. ”
Founded in 1969, NABA has more than 20,000 members and 170 professional and student chapters throughout the United States, and focuses on recruitment, retention and advancement of minorities in the fields of accounting, finance and business.