Founding President of Greensboro Chapter Receives Top Honor at the 2016 National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) National Convention & Expo
05 July 2016

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that Crystal D. Martin was named National Association of Black Accountants Southern Region President of the Year at the 2016 NABA National Convention & Expo, which was held June 22-24 in Hollywood, Fl.

Martin was recognized for her tremendous achievement in founding and leading the Greensboro, N.C., chapter in its inaugural year. Crystal is a tax accountant for Lincoln Financial Group in Greensboro, where she has worked for the last nine years. Crystal has resided in Greensboro for most of her life. In 2004, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and she recently obtained her Master of Science in Leadership at Liberty University.

“Crystal is an outstanding example of the professional and community engagement Lincoln actively encourages,” said Karla Munden, senior vice president and head of Corporate Audit for Lincoln Financial Group. “She has quickly grasped and grown in her role as the founding president of NABA’s Greensboro chapter, doubling its professional and student membership as well as gaining significant support in the business community within the chapter’s inaugural year.”

For the past three years, Lincoln has been partnering with NABA to help the organization bridge the opportunity gap for people of color in the accounting, finance, and business professions. Since September 2014, Lincoln Financial employees in Greensboro have established a relationship with Winston-Salem State University and NC A&T State University, and Lincoln Financial Group has been lending support to the NABA student organizations at both universities by sponsoring and attending their programs.

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About the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Information Technology and other related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 people of color in these fields, NABA, Inc. advances people, advances careers and advances the mission by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. To learn more on how NABA addresses the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession, visit

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