ATLANTA – Eric Harrison, President
WASHINGTON DC – Candice Charles, President
DETROIT – Paulina Johnson, President
Jesse Tyson, CEO
National Black MBA Association, Inc.



Welcome to The National Black MBA Association® Detroit Chapter!

The Detroit Chapter was incorporated in 1976 with the vision of establishing and maintaining an effective communication device for the African-American manager. Our mission is to assist in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth within the African-American community.

The Detroit Chapter is currently one of the 10 largest chapters in the National Black MBA Association with approximately 250 members. Our diverse membership demographics include a variety of industries including banking, health care, education, retail, automotive and a host of other career fields. The Detroit Chapter is also proud to be the home of 3 past National Presidents, 1 National VP Operations and nearly 20 past members of the National Board of Directors. The National Black MBA Association’s Board Chairman, Bruce Thompson, is a former President of the Detroit Chapter. Since 1976, the Detroit Chapter has made signficant achievements in the Metro-Detroit area, by being a transformative entity in the corporate community and developing many successful corporate executives and business leaders! National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter has been the premier business organization in the Metro Detroit area.

We are excited that Detroit hosted the 1st NBMBAA Conference in 1979, and even more excited to welcome the Annual Conference back to Detroit in 2018! Now is the time to become a member of this historical chapter!

We hold general membership business meetings six times a year on the 4th Thursday of every other month from 6:00-8:00pm. For the year 2017, we will hold our meetings in various locations throughout the Metro-Detroit area.

2017 Meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • January 26, 2017
  • March 23, 2017
  • May 25, 2017
  • July 27, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • The Detroit Chapter will be in Philadelphia, PA September 25-30, 2017 for the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition!

    There will be a HOST OF MANY OTHER events outside of our business meetings. Please send your contact information to info@detroitblackmba.org should you wish to be added to our email distribution list.

    The National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter is a 501(c)3 registered Not-For-Profit with the IRS and the State of Michigan. The Chapter brings together business professionals with a variety of skills in several fields in an effort to achieve the following objectives:

    • Assist in the development of exceptional African-American professionals and business leaders;
    • Enhance the business skills and professional awareness of our members;
    • Sustain and strengthen the economic structure of the African-American community;
    • Assist corporations in their efforts to recruit and retain minorities in positions that provide professional growth; and
    • Provide an avenue for development of future leaders in the African-American community.

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