The National Black MBA Association Inc. has moved its headquarters to Atlanta from Chicago, the organization announced on it website, which does not provide any additional information other than what’s contained in one very short sentence.
“NBMBAA has relocated to Atlanta,” the association said on its website, but it did not say when and why they moved.
During a recent ribbon-cutting in Atlanta, Jesse Tyson, president and CEO, said NBMBAA, said the organization moved its headquarters to Atlanta to take advantage of the city’s business and academic communities.
The Atlanta Daily World newspaper reported that the organization has corporate partnerships with Coca Cola, Bank of America, Georgia Pacific, Chick-Fil-a, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, PepsiCo and Comcast. PepsiCo is based in Purchase, N. Y., and Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia.
In addition, NBMBAA has hosted five national conventions in Atlanta, and each gathering has drawn an average of more than 10,000 attendees. Atlanta also is the home to NBMBAA’s largest chapter.
The Atlanta Daily World reported that the National Black MBA Association, which has 9,800 members and 46 chapters, was founded at the University of Chicago nearly 46 years ago.