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95 Years
of Disrupting Inequality

Founded in 1927 as the Negro Bankers Association, today, the National Bankers Association still works to support and strengthen America's minority-owned and -operated banks. Through unmatched networking and federal advocacy, the NBA provides its members with opportunities to have a voice in national conversations about closing the racial wealth gap.

Our members include Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, and women-owned and -operated banks across the country, all working to help low- and moderate income communities who are underserved by traditional banks and financial service providers.

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We Create Change

We're making the financial services industry inclusive by supporting minority banks and their customers. Because when minority banks thrive, so do their communities.

POLICY

No other trade association is focused solely on the priorities and needs of minority owned and operated banks.

PROGRAMS

Education, events, products, and services to strengthen your growth.

PARTNERSHIPS

Deepen your connections, collaborate on problem-solving, and aggregate your capital to invest in innovation.

PROFILE

Build your bank's brand equity, convey your impact, and engage in NBA marketing and communication opportunities.

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Here's how we do it
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NBA Leadership

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Nicole A. Elam
President & CEO

President & CEO
National Bankers Association
Washington, DC

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Robert James, II
Chairman

 
President & CEO
Carver Financial Corporation
Savannah, GA

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Kenneth Kelly
Immediate Past Chairman

Chairman & CEO
First Independence Bank
Detroit, MI

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Todd McDonald
Vice Chair

President
Liberty Bank & Trust Company
New Orleans, LA

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Robert Cooper
Second Vice Chair

Senior Counsel
One United Bank
Boston, MA

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B. Doyle Mitchell
Treasurer

President & CEO
Industrial Bank
Washington, DC

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Dominik Mjartan
Secretary

President & CEO
Opt
us Bank
Colombia, SC

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Evelyn F. Smalls
At-Large

President & CEO
United Bank of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

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Patrick C. Cooper
At-Large

Chairman
Commonwealth National Bank
Mobile, AL

Cynthia N. Day
At-Large

President & CEO
Citizens Trust Bank
Atlanta, GA

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Travis Kiyota
At-Large

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Affairs East West Bank
Pasadena, CA

Jim H. Sills
At-Large

President & CEO
M&F Bank

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Rey Garcia
At-Large

Executive Vice President 
Texas National Bank
Edinburg, Texas

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Dr. Kase Lawal
At-Large

Chairman
Unity Bank
Houston, TX

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