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NABA, Inc. represents the largest pool of African-Americans in accounting and finance in the nation. NABA members work at various expertise levels across a broad spectrum of accounting and finance specialties. These include controllers, consultants, cost accountants, chief financial officers, directors of finance, financial analysts, internal and external auditors, payroll managers and tax accountants, to name a few. As entry-level staff, managers, senior executives, and entrepreneurs, NABA members represent the driving force behind many corporate, governmental and educational institutions.

Letter From The President

Yolanda Hemphill

To our NABA Charlotte family and friends:

Welcome and thank you for stopping by our website!  I am truly honored to serve as your NABA Charlotte Chapter President.  I am passionate about NABA and its mission to “address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future…”

This fiscal year, in the midst of COVID-19 and other strife our country endures, we will focus on providing great opportunities for our members and students.  This new climate is forcing us to evaluate how we can successfully conduct and live the NABA motto through our engagements and events.  In conjunction with our loyal partners, we are focusing on creative ways to adapt, while continuing to deliver relevant and beneficial content.

The composition of the NABA Charlotte Board of Directors was very intentional.  I took strategic and precise measures to bring together a talented team of individuals.  Each member possesses great leadership, drive, and eagerness to think outside the box.  All of those skills are needed now more than ever and I know the board will do remarkable work in the upcoming year.

Thank you for the opportunity to lead such an amazing and determined chapter in this dynamic organization.  I look forward to continuing the NABA legacy and motto: Lifting As We Climb.


Yolanda Hemphill

National Association of Black Accountants

Charlotte Chapter President (FY20 – FY21)


Local Leadership

Marissa Bell

Vice President

Mariah Clarke


Omar Sadou


Michael Forest

Director of Professional Development

Imani Boyd

Director of Professional Membership

Veda Stanley

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Veronica Bell

Director of Community Partnerships

Nora Richmond

Director of SMS

Anea Gause

Director of SMS

Vanessa Valdez

Director of ACAP

David Harrison

Director of Technology

Stephanie Parrish-Chester

Immediate Past President

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