Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Monday, January 4, 2021

From Our Community Partner, CLA

Kadian Douglas, CPA, CISA, CLA

Who is Kadian Douglas, and why I became involved in the Minority Business Accelerator through CLA’s Tampa Bay Chamber relationship?

I am currently a Principal in our Cybersecurity practice and the Chair of the Young Executive Team at CLA. Coming to Florida from Minnesota by way of Jamaica through my job transfer with CLA, I got involved with the Tampa Bay Chamber through the Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay where I served on the Inclusion Committee. The Inclusion Committee’s mission is to connect emerging leaders with opportunities for community involvement. I learned about numerous opportunities to get involved in the Chamber during my time with Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay. In 2019, The Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) program was nominated for a CLA Foundation grant. Through that nomination, I learned more about the Minority Business Accelerator program and its impact on the community.

I am passionate about giving back and saw the alignment of the Minority Business Accelerator’s purpose, CLA Foundation’s mission and my desire to create opportunities for all to be the best version of themselves despite their circumstances. I expressed my interest in serving as a volunteer for the program and was given the opportunity. CLA is a member of the Tampa Bay Chamber and is also a Community Partner of the Minority Business Accelerator program.

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