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GREENBELT, MD, August 02, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Angela L. Avant, CPA, was recently appointed to the District of Columbia Board of Accountancy, effective as of June 17, 2017. The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor Muriel Bowser. In her role, Ms. Avant will regulate licenses of professional accountants and protect consumers by upholding the District of Columbia accountancy license law.
"I am honored to be appointed to the DC Board of Accountancy (the "Board"). "Being of service is the rent we pay for having life on this earth" (author unknown). I believe in those words and have lived them through service to many organizations, namely the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA). My appointment represents an opportunity to bring my knowledge, experiences and passion for my profession to serve current, prospective and future members and the communities we serve, while also focusing on diversity and inclusion," said Avant at her swearing in ceremony on July 24, 2017.
Ms. Avant is currently the President and CEO of Enterprise Advisory Solutions. She has a unique background as a leader of two of the accounting professional's top organizations. In 2013, Avant was appointed as the first President & CEO of NABA and prior to this she was a partner at KPMG, LLP.
She has an extensive history of involvement with a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Virginia and Greater Washington Societies of CPAs, the AICPA National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion, the Finance Committee of Trinity University of Washington, the Howard University Center for Accounting Education Advisory Board, and the Corporate Advisory Board of the Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Association.
"Having one of our past Board Chair's, Angela L. Avant, CPA, be appointed to the DC Board of Accountancy showcases the tremendous talent within the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA). We are proud of her and what this means for our Association. Her appointment to this elevated position in the accounting profession provides an inspiring example to our professionals and students what their active service, growth, leadership and networking opportunities within NABA can mature into. We look forward to leveraging Angela's experience on the DC Board of Accountancy to assist NABA in developing current, prospective, and future members of our profession and the communities we serve," said NABA Chairman, Steven L. Harris, CPA.
About the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 black professionals in these fields, NABA advances people, careers, and the mission by providing education, resources, and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. To learn more on how NABA addresses the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession, visit www.nabainc.org.
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