GREATER JACKSON MS CHAPTER
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
Founded in 1969 by nine exemplary African Americans: Ronald Benjamin, Earl Biggett, Donald Bristow (deceased), Bertram Gibson, Kenneth Drummond, Richard McNamee, Frank Ross, George Wallace, and Michael Winston, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is one of the premier professional organizations in the nation. NABA has the unique opportunity of representing the interests of more than 100,000 people of color and is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap by furthering their educational, professional, and career aspirations in the related business fields of accounting, consulting, finance, and information technology.
The motto of NABA, Lifting As We Climb, is exemplified best in our mission, which addresses the professional needs of our members while developing and inspiring future leaders who will shape tomorrow's accounting and finance professions. In addition, NABA's Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants (CAMA) has established a series of career development programs that serve the membership at the national, regional and local levels. CAMA has also been instrumental in encouraging the next generation of young professionals to consider other opportunities in business. The Greater Jackson Chapter works tirelessly to fulfill NABA's mission of "Lifting As We Climb."
The national and local programs offered are designed to support the overall goals and objectives of the Association. These programs provide support to, and create opportunities for, professionals and students seeking levels of accomplishment in the fields of accounting and finance. Today, through the efforts of NABA and other interested groups, there are now over 200,000 African-Americans participating in the field of accounting, of which over 5,000 are CPAs. As a leader in the business community, NABA continues to create opportunities for the purpose of enlarging the pipeline of African-Americans into every level of accounting and finance.