Louise Dratler HabermanLouise Dratler Haberman serves as Vice President of Information & Research.

Her lengthy career with NASBA began with her work as a freelance editor for NASBA’s monthly newsletter, The State Board Report, which she still enjoys writing. Over the years she has been involved in developing NASBA’s Annual and Regional Conference programs, as well as the first NASBA Continuing Professional Education Conference, the first NASBA State Board Legal Counsel Conference and the first NASBA Ethics Conference.

Haberman has served as staff liaison to many NASBA Committees, most recently with the Uniform Accountancy Act Committee, the Regulatory Response Committee, the International Qualifications Appraisal Board and the Committee on Relations with Member Boards.

Prior to becoming a member of NASBA’s staff, Haberman was editor of New Accountant magazine, a publication focused on issues of concern to college students beginning their careers in accounting, and associated publications. Her first introduction to the accounting profession was her work for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where she was managing editor of Management Adviser magazine, an assistant editor of the Journal of Accountancy, and a contributing writer to The CPA Letter.

She holds a baccalaureate from Brooklyn College – City University of New York and a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University’s School of Public Communications.

A long-time resident of Jericho, NY, she is married to Jack Haberman, and her sons, Michael and Paul, are attorneys in the greater New York metropolitan area. Her favorite leisure activity is spending time with their families.