There has been a slow but gradual increase in the diversity of membership of the State Boards of Accountancy, according to NASBA research. NASBA Chief Ethics and Diversity Officer Alfonzo Alexander reported NASBA found 11.9 percent diversity of Board members in 2013, and in 2019 there was 14.94 percent. The percentage of men and women on the Boards remained at approximately 36 percent women and 64 percent men.

NASBA’s Diversity Committee, chaired by Maria E. Caldwell (FL), assisted in the collection of the State Board’s demographic information. They also developed a list of jurisdictions with the most opportunity to grow diversity, and continued building relationships with accounting groups representing women and minorities. To encourage others to consider State Board service, the Committee launched a video series, the Diverse BOA Member Profiles, which interviews diverse State Board members about their careers.

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