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  • By Achille Ekeu, MBA, CVA

Announcement 1: Achille Ekeu Elected President of the NACVA Washington DC - Maryland Chapter

Achille Ekeu, President of The Washington Valuation Group, was elected President of the Washington DC - Maryland Chapter of The National Association Of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) at the last chapter meeting held on December 15, 2017 at the Double Tree by Hilton of Columbia, Maryland.

The new Board of Directors include:

1- President Achille Ekeu, MBA, CVA

2- Vice-President Courtney A. Moore, MS, CPA, CFE, CVA

3- Treasurer Neil A. Eisgruber, CVA

4- Secretary Angela Dmitrieva, CPA/ABV, CVA

Click here to read my election speech.

Overview of NACVA?

Nacva was created in 1990 and has trained over 35,000 CPAs and other valuation and consulting professionals in the fields of business valuation, financial litigation, and various related specialty services serving the legal and business communities. Approximately 80% of our members have obtained one of the Association’s three credentials: the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR), or the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). Our membership is comprised of some of the most intelligent, dynamic, and innovative people in the professional financial/accounting community. NACVA’s members are an elite group of people.

Thousands of organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. and other parts of the world have an interest in our professional expertise. We are a substantial group of professionals all with unique abilities, who are the most qualified group in the country to serve the needs of the users of valuation and financial litigation services. NACVA’s members are all very well educated and experienced in a wide range of financial applications; and all credentialed members are required to recertify every three years. The integrity of the Association is furthered by NACVA’s rigorous certification programs, which require a complete understanding of the process.

NACVA is a progressive organization. We consciously pursue our goals to attain and disseminate knowledge; develop better theory; increase public awareness of who we are; encourage strategic alliances within the accounting, legal, academic, regulatory, and business communities; and expand benefits and services to our members. NACVA is the premier organization of professionals representing the dominant force in the valuation and financial litigation consulting communities.

NACVA’s Axiom: The Authority in Matters of Value®

NACVA’s Vision: Maintain leadership in the U.S. and globally as the premier developer of training and resources for consulting professionals building their practices and expertise supporting privately owned businesses by providing specialized services that include:

  • Business Valuation

  • Growing Value

  • Litigation Consulting

  • Financial Forensic

NACVA’s Mission: Provide a range of high quality resources to facilitate our consultants’ success by enhancing their efficiencies and giving them a competitive advantage. This includes developing and/or providing:

Databases, Software, Certifications, Professional Standards.

In furtherance of this mission, we are visible in the legal, regulatory, and business communities for the purpose of building awareness of our membership and the important role they play helping businesses reach their fullest potential.

To read more about NACVA, Click here.


Announcement 2: Achille Ekeu Elected Board Member at FSC- FIRST

Achille Ekeu joins other Financial Services Corporation-First (FSC-First) Board Members as a new Board Member and member of the Loan Review Committee (LRC) after an orientation meeting chaired by Shelly Gross-Wade, President and CEO of FSC-First, a strategic partner of the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation.

On December 20th 2017, a group of newly elected members of the Board of Directors at FSC-FIRST was installed after an orientation meeting lead by Shelly Gross-Wade, the President and CEO of that organization.

To read more about FSC-First click here.


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