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

Steven L. Harris, CPA Named New NABA Board Chairman

Greenbelt, MD, July 11, 2016 - As of July 1, Steven L. Harris, CPA officially started his term as the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Board Chairman, replacing Kenneth E. Cooke, CPA. Mr. Harris has served in a variety of board capacities at the national and local level, including the role of Board Vice Chairman and National Convention Chair. Mr. Harris also served as the Co-Chair of the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Task Force for NABA.  

Mr. Harris is the Partner-In-Charge of RubinBrown LLP's Entrepreneurial Services Group and a Partner in RubinBrown's Assurance Services Group. He is one of the first minority partners at RubinBrown LLP, one of the nation's top accounting and professional consulting firms. He also serves a variety of clients in the not-for-profit, contractor, home builder, entertainment, public sector and manufacturing and distribution industries.

Over his professional career, Mr. Harris has been named one of the St. Louis Business Journal's 30 Under 30 and Diverse Business Leaders, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis named him an Outstanding Young Alumni. He also received the Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award by Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Rising Star Award by the National Association of Black Accountants, the Young Professional of the Year from Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Salute to Young Leaders Award from the St. Louis American.

His advice to those entering the profession: "The more you give to this profession, the more it will give back to you. We have to be prepared to serve, whether it's working within a firm or working with a company."  Mr. Harris says, "NABA provides its members with that opportunity."  

The additions of new NABA Board leadership continues to signify NABA's continuous efforts supporting the motto 
Lifting As We Climb  and NABA's Vision2020 strategic plan with goals in four key areas: Sustainability, Awareness, Action, and Connection.  Such leadership will continue to  strengthen NABA's voice and position as the advocating force for black professionals in the accounting and  finance   arenas .

2017 NABA Board of Directors Additions: 

Vice Chairman - Earl Fagan, CPA, Managing Director - Advisory Services Practice, KPMG LLP
Treasurer -  Daniel E. Worrell, MPA, CFE, CRMA, Director of Internal Controls,NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority
National Secretary -  Ryan Galloway, Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services - Innovation Center  
Eastern Regional President -  Rosalind Danner, Vice President, Finance & CFO, Information Technology Department, New York Life
Central Regional President -  Angel M. Johnson, Federal Government
National Director -  Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
National Director -  Herschel Frierson, Senior Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP 

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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 .

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