Angela Avant has resigned from her post as president and CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. NABA’s chairman, Kenneth Cooke, will serve as interim president and CEO while a search is conducted to replace Avant.

[IMGCAP(1)]"Angela is a lifetime member and past three-term chairman of the Board of NABA, and [worked arduously] in her efforts to help build a better NABA and provide leadership to our transformation process,” Cooke said in a statement. “She will always be a welcomed presence and we wish her well as she begins a new chapter in her life.”

Although Avant has stepped down as CEO, the organization continues to transform and has since filled two key positions at the corporate level. It now has a chief operating officer, which is a newly created position, and a vice president of resource development.

Accounting Today initially reported on that search in October. (see NABA Trying to Fill Executive Positions) Details of who are now in these spots will be announced on Jan. 5, 2015.

[IMGCAP(2)]"Our board of directors is firmly committed to positioning NABA for growth," Cooke noted. “This begins with strategically building our corporate staff that will drive this transformation and lead us toward new directions."

NABA is using the services of Reffett Associates to conduct a search for a new president and CEO. Candidates interested in the position should contact Reffett Associates’ senior managing director Louis Montgomery at

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