The Division of Firms ( DOF) was established in 1986 as a part of the national organizational structure of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) to address the needs of minority accounting and financial services firms.
The mission of the DOF is to address the professional needs of its member firms and to foster the economic development of these firms in the business community at both the local and national level.
The objective of the DOF is to elevate and maintain among its members a high standard of proficiency and integrity through the enforcement of the AICPA’s code of ethics and professional standards; to promote economic growth of minority firms by providing a forum for advocacy, teamwork, and a honest exchange of information; and to cultivate a spirit of professional cooperation among its members.
DOF also serves as a resource for those entities and individuals, whether they are Fortune 500 companies, federal, state, and local governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, privately and publicly held companies, and individuals that are interested in identifying Black CPA firms to address their professional needs.
DIVISION OF FIRMS – BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2011 – 2012
Chairman: Ronald P. Walker, CPA - Washington, DC
Vice Chairman: Thomas Jones, CPA - Houston, TX
Treasurer: Anthony G. King, CPA - Baltimore, MD
Secretary: Michele Simon, MSA - Chicago, IL
Immediate Past Chairman: Anthony G. King, CPA - Baltimore, MD
Eastern Region: Ralph Bazilio, CPA - Washington, DC
Central Region: Charles Brown, CPA - Detroit, MI
Central Region: Tim Watson, CPA - Chicago, IL
Western Region: Charlene Smith, CPA - Oakland, CA
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Advocacy Committee: Odysseus Lanier, CPA
Program/Education Committee: Ralph Bazilio, CPA - William Coleman
Business Development Committee: Thomas Jones, CPA
Communications/Technology Committee: Tim Watson, CPA
Bylaws Committee: Michele Simon, MSA