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Foregoing ahead: A message from the president


Hello my NABA Houston family!

On behalf of the Houston Chapter executive team, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the NABA Houston webpage and the gateway to our Organization.  I also want to thank and acknowledge the association for allowing me to serve as President and be a part of an organization that not only gives knowledge back but allows partnerships to be forged within the industry, academia and government.   I am following in the footsteps of some great leaders of the organization and community.  This organization was founded in 1969 and the individuals who formed this chapter were motivated and persistent in pursuing a goal of success for the Houston Chapter.

This term will bring many changes to the Houston Chapter, including new board members, new programs and new offerings for both our Corporate Partners and membership. These new programs and offerings will reflect the current state of our industry as well as the current needs of our membership. Our new board is excited about this upcoming year and the opportunity to revitalize the Houston Chapter.

Our Scholarship and Student mentorship programs are pillars of the Houston Chapter, and remain a part of our core.  In all things, we are guided by our motto, “Lifting as We Climb", and that starts with reaching current and future members on a grassroots level.  Our Accounting Careers Awareness program (ACAP) is entering its eighth year and we are seeing its alumni graduating from college and becoming professional NABA members.  As these young people begin their careers, we intend to continue our relationship by offering programs that support their transition from student to professional.  For our mid-career members we are revamping our development series to focus on communication, personal growth and career advancement.  For our executive-level members we are developing programs focused on effective leadership and retirement and succession planning.   

All of our programs and initiatives are made possible by the generosity of our Corporate Partners.  We intend to continue to enhance our value proposition and share in the benefits of our efforts.  Several opportunities will be available throughout the year to meet for certification/education as well as networking with individuals within our industry.  I have been a part of NABA for many years and through networking and relationship building I have opened doors for myself and others.  Networking is an integral part of our industry and this organization has a wealth of knowledge within its ranks and through networking, long-term relationships created through NABA, has been priceless.

For our current members and perspective members I want to assure you that the intention of this board is to grow the Houston Chapter without limits.  We will stay focused on remaining beneficial to our members and providing opportunities for them to stay current with Industry standards, requirements and trends.  I look forward to a productive successful year and invite each of you to participate, and most important become involved.


Gene Padgett
Houston Chapter President

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