Established in 1969 by nine African American accountants in New York City , NABA has effectively addressed systematic problems and challenges faced by African-American accounting professionals for 40 years.

The following individuals are the founders of NABA.

Ronald Benjamin     |     Kenneth Drummond     |     Frank Ross

Earl Biggott    |    Bertram Gibson  |    George Wallace

Donald Bristow    |    Richard McNamee    |    Michael Winston

Since the founding of NABA's first chapter in 1970, membership has grown to more than 185 professional and student chapters across the country. NABA's membership includes diverse individuals and careers, such as: entry and mid-level accountants, auditors and financial professionals, senior level managers and executives, firm partners, entrepreneurs, as well as accounting, finance, and business students. Approximately 51 percent of NABA's members are employed in Corporate America, of whom 40 percent have advanced degrees and 45 percent hold professional certifications.