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Amy Hood, Chief Financial Officer for Microsoft to Keynote at the 2019 NABA National Convention & Expo
Greenbelt, MD, May 13, 2019 - The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the Opening General Session of the 2019 NABA National Convention & Expo , June 19-23, in Las Vegas, will be Amy Hood, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Microsoft.

As Microsoft’s CFO, Hood is responsible for leading Microsoft’s worldwide finance organization, including acquisitions, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, and internal audit and investor relations.

Hood joined Microsoft in 2002 from Goldman Sachs & Co. where she held various roles in the investment banking and capital markets groups. 

“We are thrilled to have Amy Hood be a part of our historic National Convention,” said Walter J. Smith, CPA, president and CEO of NABA. “Her leadership and success in accounting and finance, as well as her commitment to diversity and inclusion is a true reflection of progress in our profession. We have much to learn and gain from her journey, insights and experiences.”

NABA will celebrate a milestone during its 2019 and 2020 National Convention and Expo, commemorating its 50th anniversary as an association. NABA remains dedicated to continuously drive and bridge the gap for black professionals in the accounting and finance professions. 

About the NABA National Convention & Expo 

The NABA National Convention and Expo brings together participants from across the country from multiple disciplines in the profession. It is an exceptional gathering of accounting, finance and business professionals that spotlights high-performance diverse talent and give attendees the opportunity to learn best practices from industry leaders and experts. Convention participants will explore key topics related to Impact on the Individual, Impact on the Profession, Impact in the Community, and Continued Leadership and Relevance. To learn more, about the NABA National Convention and Expo, visit the National Convention website.
About the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions. NABA advances people, careers, and its 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. NABA reached 7,000 members in September 2018, with 47 professional chapters and 120 student chapters across the country. 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 www.nabainc.org .
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