Calvin Harris Jr., was recently elected the 24th national president and CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). NABA, a 501 c(3) nonprofit, is the leading association for African Americans and minorities in the accounting, audit, finance, information technology, tax, and other business related fields. Harris’s two-year term began July 1.  

Harris will lead NABA with the platform “Leaders in a Connected World” and encourage organizations to utilize new tools like Facebook and Twitter to interact. “Organizations that thrive will remember the past and accept both existing and newer tools of collaboration,” Harris said in a press statement. “As leaders in a connected world, NABA will embrace our past, present and future relationships, including the connected member and stakeholder.”

Harris is currently the chief financial officer for the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, a non-profit “product development partnership” in Rockville, Md., with a satellite office in Cape Town, South Africa. His career has focused extensively on non-profit organizations and includes prior senior management roles at the United Nations Foundation, NeighborWorks America, Council for Excellence in Government and Morgan State University. Harris is a graduate of Morehouse College.