NABA Vision

The vision of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is to exhibit a lasting commitment to our mission establishing ourselves as the go to organization to address the concerns of accounting and business professionals.


NABA's mission is to address 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.


In December 1969, nine African-Americans met in New York City to discuss the unique challenges and limited opportunities they faced in the accounting profession. In that year, there were only 136 African-American Certified Public Accountants (CPA's) out of a total of 100,000 in the United States.

This group wanted to establish an organization to address the concerns of minorities entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional and academic excellence. The following nine individuals who met that month were determined to "make a difference" and let their voices be heard.

The Milwaukee Chapter of NABA was founded in 1984. Founding members include: Morris Tharps, Mark Purnell, Curtis Craig, Carla Cross, Alvin Hayes, Rosa Jackson, Sherri Pearson, Elvira Taylor, Mary Turner, and Romana Windsor-Rodgers.

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What People Say About NABA...

Greatness and community building! ~L. Caldwell

If you are Black and in Accounting or Finance professions, you need to join NABA. It is full of information and opportunity that will help you advance professionally.  ~W. Hortman

Focused Organization. You have to experience. There is a place for you…but only you will know what it is.  ~L. Beasley

NABA offers a strong national network of talented accounting and finance professionals who work together to enhance the value of membership.  ~J. Bundy

The FY16 Executive Board election results are in!

Please help me in congratulating the FY16 NABA Milwaukee Chapter Executive Board!

President: Kenesha A. Crafton

Vice President: Josh Wheeler

Treasurer: Margaret Martin

Secretary: Sydney Nelson

Thank you all for your continued support and dedication to the success of the Milwaukee chapter!