National Association of Black Accountants
7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-474-6222

Contact Information:
Darell Scott, MBA
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 240-630-3563

Leading Global Innovator and Thinker Dr. Nat Irvin II to Keynote 
2016 NABA National Convention 

Greenbelt, MD, June 8, 2016 - The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.) welcomes Dr. Nat Irvin II as the keynote speaker of the Opening General Session at the 2016 NABA National Convention & Expo, June 21 - 25 at the Diplomat Hotel & Resort in Hollywood, FL. 

Dr. Irvin is a Futurist, which the Association of Professional Futurists defines as, "a person who studies the future in order to help people understand, prepare for and gain advantage from coming changes." For University of Louisville professor Dr. Irvin, this means using his research to create new paradigms for African Americans in business. 

Dr. Irvin will bring his expertise to NABA convention attendees and share with them his insight into the future of the accounting and finance industry. Specifically, he will detail the role NABA can play in this "future marketplace". 

Beyond his role as a futurist, Dr. Irvin is an accomplished author, innovator, teacher, composer and former radio and television commentator, and is the Woodrow M. Strickler Executive in Residence, Professor of Management Practice, College of Business at the University of Louisville. In this role, he has taught graduate courses in the future of management, leadership, and team dynamics since 2007.

Dr. Irvin is the founder of "Thrivals @IdeaFestival" launched in 2010 with the Kentucky Science and Technology Center. "Thrivals" is the kick-off day of the IdeaFestival, an annual world-class event that attracts leading global innovators and thinkers to discuss and celebrate imagination, new perspectives and transformational ideas. To learn more about Dr. Nat Irvin II at the 2016 NABA National Convention & Expo, go to

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 About the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Information Technology and other related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 people of color in these fields, NABA, Inc. advances people, advances careers and advances the mission by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. To learn more on how NABA addresses the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession, visit .
About the NABA Convention & Expo
The NABA National Convention & Expo (June 21-25 in Hollywood, FL) annually brings together nearly 2,000 participants from across the country from multiple disciplines in the industry.  This an exceptional gathering of accounting, finance and business professionals, targeted towards minorities and gives attendees the opportunity to learn best practices from industry leaders and experts.  The National Convention & Expo showcases cutting edge and timely topics impacting accounting and finance professionals in the marketplace and workplace, as well as provide opportunities to connect with subject matter experts for the exchange of ideas.  To learn more, visit

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