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The National Association of Black Accountants Announces a New Board Member
Greenbelt, MD, September 26, 2018 - The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) is pleased to announce Jesse Rhodes, Jr. to its Board of Board of Directors, as a National Director. The Board provides leadership for carrying out NABA’s mission of addressing the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. Jesse will serve a two-year term. 

“I am excited to welcome Jesse to the Board of Directors,” says Steven Harris, CPA, NABA Board Chairman. “He brings deep institutional knowledge, a passion for the accounting and finance profession and the desire to create an ambitious path forward for NABA to meet our future goals and endeavors.”

Jesse is a leader in Amazon’s Finance Operations unit, where he specializes in providing risk insight and opportunities to automate and streamline internal controls. He has more than 19 years of professional and Big 4 public accounting experience.

He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and graduated from Drexel University with a dual degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting. A Lifetime Member of NABA, Jesse held several positions in NABA’s Philadelphia Professional Chapter, including serving as its President from 2012-14. He chartered the student chapter at Drexel in 1994.

Jesse continually embraces NABA’s motto, “Lifting As We Climb”, through various community outreach initiatives and charities. He was featured in LEAD Magazine (Spring/Summer 2011 edition) for his mentorship and community involvement. LEAD is published out of Drexel’s LeBow College of Business.
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. Representing more than 200,000 black professionals in these fields, NABA advances people, careers, and 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. NABA, Inc. has approximately 7,000 members across the country, 47 professional chapters and 120 student chapters. 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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