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

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

Self-Investment and Career Empowerment for Black Professionals Uncovered at the 2018 NABA National Convention & Expo - Stephen M. R. Covey Keynotes

Greenbelt, MD, February 21 , 2018  - Coming June 13-17, more than 2,000 accounting professionals and industry partners will gather in Orlando, Florida to share ideas, expand possibilities, and hear from industry leaders at the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA, Inc.) 2018 National Convention & Expo at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

NABA's 2018 convention theme "iVolution: Empower the Change Within" is designed to prepare and empower accounting, business, and consulting professionals to invest in themselves and their own professional power. This event will be packed with opportunities to explore in order to kickstart their iVolution. Attendees will learn how to be confident in navigating the shifting terrain of the accounting world and map the development plan for the career they want-not just the one their in.

"For 49 years NABA has been a leading force in identifying and driving key initiatives in the field of finance and accounting that serve to enhance both the needs of people of color and for the profession as a whole. The NABA National Convention provides a platform for NABA to serve as an innovator, steward, and advocate for our members and constituents alike," says Earl G. Fagan, Jr., CPA, CGMA -NABA Convention Chair.

To kick off this year's event NABA welcomes keynote speaker, Stephen M.R. Covey. Stephen is the co-founder and practice leader of Franklin Covey's Global Speed of Trust Practice, and author of the NY Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The SPEED of Trust. He is a sought-after and compelling speaker and adviser on trust, leadership, ethics, sales, and high performance. Covey will discuss how we can restore confidence in business practices and how NABA members can be integral in leveraging the economics of trust between companies, customers, clients, and shareholders for extraordinary performance.

Early bird registration is now open and runs through March 31. To register or learn more about the 2018 NABA National Convention and Expo, visit .

Key Features
  • Career Expo & Networking Lounge: NABA offers unique networking opportunities for its attendees by providing a resume database where resumes are uploaded for top companies to set up on-site interviews with NABA's top candidates.
  • CPA Exam Review: Becker CPA will continue to host their CPA Exam Prep Review Courses for all four parts of the exam to all attendees interested, included in the convention registration fee. This has been something NABA and Becker have offered for several years and they feel it is a true investment in the future of the profession.
  • Women of NABA Network Program: This program and luncheon is provided in order to celebrate unsung women in the accounting and finance profession for their contributions to the community and the industry.
  • Leadership Development Institute Pre-Conference Workshops: Special programs to engage professionals at three difference levels (aspiring, management, and executive) with a deeper dive about leadership and the accounting profession. Additional fee for these workshops.
New Highlights for 2018

  • Opening reception at Universal CityWalkTM at Universal StudiosTM: With the official kick-off celebration and networking event, NABA welcomes its attendees and guests to this unique event spanning three choice hot-spots in Universal CityWalk TM.
  • Awards Experience: NABA will be changing its Annual Awards Gala to The Awards Experience & Soirée to provide a more "emmy-style" approach to this special event with a formal dinner after the awards presentation.
2018 Confirmed Corporate Partners
  • Abbott
  • Allstate
  • Bank of America
  • BDO
  • Boeing
  • Cisco Systems
  • Crowe Horwarth
  • DHG
  • Discover
  • Dow Chemical
  • Edward Jones
  • EY
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG
  • Nationwide
  • PNC Bank
  • Prudential
  • PwC
  • Robert Half/Protiviti
  • RSM
  • State Street
  • The PhD Project
  • TIAA
  • Wells Fargo

Interested in learning more about becoming a corporate partner? Visit Partner with NABA or contact NABA business development at .

Media: Press credentials are required to attend the conference. For credentials and interview requests, contact Heather Murphy-Walker via email at  

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About Convention
The NABA National Convention & Expo annually brings together more than 2,000 participants from across the country from multiple disciplines in the profession. This an exceptional gathering of accounting, finance and business professionals, to spotlight high-performance diverse talent and give attendees the opportunity to learn best practices from industry leaders and experts. This unique event showcases cutting edge and timely topics impacting accounting and finance professionals in the marketplace and workplace and provides opportunities to connect with subject matter experts for the exchange of ideas. To learn more, visit

About National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), 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 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

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