10 of NABA NNJ Past Presidents

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.  Northern New Jersey Chapter  (NABA-NNJ) was incorporated in 1975. Since its inception, the posture of the Northern New Jersey Chapter has been one of aggressive full participation in the Association’s mission and goals. Since 1975 NABA-NNJ has had at least one member and sometimes two members sitting on the Board of Directors of the Association. In 1990 the president of the National Association was from NABA-NNJ and in 1991 was re-elected. That aggressive full participation was evident again in 1990 when we put forth the idea of co-hosting the national convention with another chapter in the Association. This had never been tried before and in 1992 NABA-NNJ along with the Philadelphia Chapter co-hosted the most profitable and talked about National Convention to that date.

NABA-NNJ was one of the first chapters to present seminars at the general meetings. In 1989 we became a recognized sponsor of CPE credits in the State of New Jersey. Now our members who are CPA’s can get credit for coming and participating in the monthly meetings. We also established our Entrepreneur’s Corner. For members who are thinking about going into business we bring in entrepreneur’s who can relate their experiences, both positive and negative, of owning a business. We do not limit the type of business to accounting services, we have had franchise owners, a magazine owner/editor and a husband and wife team who created a new board game. NABA-NNJ also established a Corporate Partners Program to, in part, provide our professional members with access to corporate representatives, to network, exchange ideas and create relationships. This “aggressive participation” in 1986 enabled the chapter to win the Association’s “1+1=4000” membership contest by doubling its membership from the previous year. In 1992 NABA-NNJ won the Association’s “Member Retention Drive” by retaining over 90% of the previous year members. To win these two national contests took aggressive membership recruiting, the type of recruiting that enabled NABA-NNJ for years to maintain being the third largest chapter in the Association.


Past Chapter Presidents

2014-2016
Robert G Young, CPA MBA

2011-2014
Cristal Howard, MBA

2009-2011
Jacqueline Jefferson, CPA

2008-2009
Thomas Hampton

2005-2008
Naomi Anderson

2003-2005
She-lia Henry

2002-2003
Tracy Boatwright

2000-2002
Frank Glien Jr., CPA

1999-2000
Ed McCathern

1997-1999
Stephen Richards, CPA

1996-1997
Derrick Brown, CPA

1994-1996
Sheila Lewis

1992-1994
Brian Hankerson

1991-1992
Patricia Scipio, CPA

1988-1991
Jonell Dunston, CPA

1987-1988
Judson Mitchell, CPA

1985-1987
Thomas Hampton

1984-1985
Pam Bennett

1981-1984
Cheryl Jenkins, CPA

1980-1981
Walter Frye, CPA

1979-1980
Patrick McKoy, CPA

1977-1979
Walter Frye, CPA

1975-1976
J. Frank Johnson