Chapter History

Our national organization, the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.) was established in 1969. The NABA Twin Cities chapter has been in existence since the 1980s. Our local chapter would not be in existence without the vision and leadership of the following founders:

  • Jerry Lee (first chapter President)
  • Robert Colbert
  • Barry Rogers
  • LaCretia Bell (first female President)
  • Larry Spears

Over the last 20 years, our organization has evolved to provide avenues, through which our members can develop leadership skills, give back to the community, mentor others and build a meaningful network of like-minded professionals and friends.

Currently, the Twin Cities Chapter boasts a membership of over 100 professional and student members. Numerous programs have been developed over the years, including the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP), Corporate Sponsors Breakfast and Student Scholarship Silent Auction Fundraiser.

In addition to local events, the chapter has played an active role at the national and regional levels by holding executive positions for the central region, planning the Central Region Student Conferences, and participating in the National Executive Council meetings.