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

NABA's 45th Annual National Convention and Expo Returns to South Florida
Greenbelt, MD,  May 23, 2016 - For the first time in ten years, the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Convention and Expo returns to South Florida. The 45th annual event will bring together industry professionals, leaders, experts, and leading companies for a comprehensive gathering with the theme "Accelerate Your Growth and Advancement" in Hollywood, FL.  This year's convention will be held at The Diplomat Resort & the Spa Hotel beginning on Tuesday, June 21, and ending June 25th 2016.

This year's theme "Accelerate Your Growth and Advancement" focuses on professional development, career opportunities, education, and networking in accounting, finance and business.  The theme also focuses on best practices within a diverse community geared towards people of color and other under-represented minorities in the fields of accounting, finance, and business.  Attendees network with professionals in every segment of various financial fields.  In addition to learning opportunities with over 50 educational sessions, professionals have an opportunity to earn at least 18 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.  Students in these fields are also provided with educational sessions geared towards a career in accounting and finance.

Featured convention speakers include Dr. Nat Irvin II, author, innovator, futurist, teacher, composer, radio and television commentator and acclaimed actor Lamman Rucker ( Why Did I Get Married?, Meet The Browns).  The full convention experience is from June 21-June 25, leading off with NABA's two-day Leadership Development Institute June 21 & 22. This program delivers a signature mix of content that leverages an immersive curriculum approach to equip leaders in accounting and finance with the skills necessary for sustainable success.  The convention also incorporates three days of conference and education offerings from June 22-24, including NABA's single largest Career Expo on June 23.  The convention concludes on Saturday, June 25 with the annual NABA Day of Service where NABA members give back to the local community through volunteer efforts.

Some program highlights include the Women of NABA Network (WONN) program which promotes the professional and personal development of women in the fields of accounting and finance.  The National Scholarship Luncheon where NABA has distributed over $10 million dollars since the onset of this program for deserving individuals in accounting and finance, and the National Awards Gala (Black Tie Affair).    

Registration is open for the convention. To learn more about 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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