Wachovia Corp. recently agreed to a three-year corporate partnership to help support and enhance the ongoing initiatives of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc.
Wachovia chief financial officer Tom Wurtz said that the contribution is consistent with the company’s commitment to building a diverse organization. “Diversity at Wachovia is a business imperative,” Wurtz said, in a statement. “Aligning with our customer base, engaging our communities, and attracting and retaining talented people are critical to our success.”

In a statement, NABA executive director Darryl R. Matthews Sr. said that Wachovia’s financial support would be essential to the association’s future programming and strategic initiatives. He noted that in helping Wachovia increase its diversity recruiting, NABA counts many long-term, loyal members among the company’s employee ranks.

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