Jina M. Etienne CPA, CGMA
President & CEO, National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
Jina Etienne is President & CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA). Founded in December 1969, NABA is committed to bridging the opportunity gap and developing leaders for people of color in the accounting profession. She came to NABA from the AICPA where she was Director – Taxation, Tax Ethics & Professional Standards, AICPA Tax Section. At the AICPA, she was responsible for developing guidance related to tax ethics and practice standards. She led the Taxation team that develops resources and practice aids to support members’ technical and practice management needs. Before joining the AICPA, she was founder and managing member of a boutique CPA firm that offered small- and medium-sized businesses a wide range of accounting, tax and consulting services. Jina started her career in public accounting over 27 years ago with Touche Ross (now Deloitte). Ms. Etienne has authored numerous articles on taxation matters and has been a regularly featured speaker at conferences and webcasts on tax practice management and tax practitioner ethics. She has served as an adjunct accounting professor at American University in its MBA program and as a speaker/trainer for a national CPE provider. She lives in Silver Spring with her husband, two sons and her dog Coda.