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50 years ago, Frank Ross, a Kittitian living in New York, sat with 8 other men in his living room on a mission to elevate blacks in the accounting profession and founded the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). There were less than 150 black CPA’s in 1968 and now 50 years later there are over 200,000 – thanks in large part to NABA.

Last night, 50 years later, Mrs Dinichi Zenniere Bowry-Thomas was honored and humbled, as a Kittitian, to receive the National Achievement In Industry at NABA’s 50th Anniversary Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mrs Bowry-Thomas was  recognised for her professional excellence The National Association of Black Accountants Awarded her  for Achievements in the Industry by NABA. As Treasurer and Professional Development Chair for the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of NABA, she continues to be an advocate for minority students and professionals and for connecting companies in the city with this talent pool.

Zenniere is the proud Daughter of Robert and Zita Bowry and the sister of Maritza Bowry the present Financial Comptroller at TDC, one of the largest Group of Companies in St.Kitts-Nevis.  

For 50 years, The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is 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: Lifting As We Climb.

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