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About Us

Jina Etienne
Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA, CDE  

Jina is a results-oriented leader with proven success in serving diverse clients, developing unique products and services, and creating value for customers, stakeholders and team members.  Previous roles include Director – Diversity & Inclusion, Grant Thornton (GT), President & CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), and Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP), a boutique consulting firm that offered strategy development, workshops & coaching

to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. At GT, Jina managed the firm's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Team responsible for developing and implementing GT’s firm-wide D&I strategy.  At NABA, she was responsible for strategic direction, stakeholder relationships, organizational priorities, and managing the day-to-day operation of the Association and its staff.


She is a Thought Leader with the Business Learning Institute (BLI), a strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide, where she develops and delivers live webinars and on-site training and workshops.  Jina is an author and trainer with Becker, a global leader in continuing professional education. She is also a content partner with the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, developing and delivering custom training solutions for their members.

As a CPA with a 26+ year career in public accounting, she brings first-hand experience within the profession to her work. Previous roles include Director – Taxation, Tax Ethics & Professional Standards, AICPA Tax Section at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).  She joined the AICPA after 17 years in private practice at Etienne & Associates, LLC (E&A).  She began her career in public accounting in the tax department of Touche Ross (now Deloitte). 

She is part of the Peloton community (#Mama_Cat) and enjoys jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, and cake decorating. She (kinda) plays piano and has occasionally been known to sing karaoke.  She earned an M.S. in taxation in 1993 and a B.S.B.A. in accounting in 1989 from American University

Strategic Partners

Each consulting engagement, training program and educational workshop is uniquely designed and developed.  We draw from our network of DEI consultants and technical experts with specialized skills such as data analysis, curriculum design, HR management, systems thinking, and more, based on the nuances and requirements of each client.  

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