The National Black MBA Association - New Orleans Chapter
About 2018-06-08T17:48:14+00:00



Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. In partnership with over 400 of the world’s top business organizations, the association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sector. Yet all of NBMBAA’s partners have one thing in common: they are all committed to the organization’s goals and values. Currently there are 46 U.S. professional chapters and 28 collegiate chapters.



The organization gains its strength from a strong belief in community and a commitment to its development through economic and educational development initiatives that support the global African American community. Through its chapter and collegiate affiliations, the NBMBAA provides the most powerful link of networking dedicated to increasing corporate diversity and access to business ownership.


Increase membership among African-American MBAs (and other professional degrees), MBA students, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Develop and strengthen Chapter programs that will promote education and stimulate intellectual and economic growth, career development and community outreach and service

Build corporate partnerships with local, state and regional companies, communities and institutions


KaTrina Chantelle Griffin


KaTrina Chantelle Griffin is an accounting, nursing and business professional with more 18 years’ experience in the banking, medical, non-profit and education industries.  She holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology and Nursing with a minor in Business Administration from William Carey University and the University of Tampa and graduate certification in Accounting and a MBA from the University of New Orleans and the University of Phoenix.

KaTrina owns K Chantelle Consulting Firm, a firm specializing in business strategic planning, training and accounting practices, policies and procedures.  Her clients are throughout the Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

KaTrina is a financial and active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., serving on the Adhoc International Membership Strategy Team. She is a member of the National Association of University Women where she serves as the Director of Public Relations – New Orleans Chapter.  She also holds memberships in the National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of Black Journalists, Independent Women Association, American Institute of CPAs and the American Nurses Association.

KaTrina enjoys giving back to the community that she lives in through her community service.  She serves on the Advisory Board and Auction/ Revenue Committees for March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, New Orleans.  She also volunteers and serves on various committees and boards for American Cancer Society, St. Jude Hospital and NO AIDS Task Force.

KaTrina is very passionate about the city of New Orleans and education for the future.  She is a graduate of the New Orleans Civil Leadership Academy (CLA) and graduate of Cohort 6 of the Urban League New Orleans Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity (ULEAD) Academy.

KaTrina is an avid reader and started a book club called Cocktails and Conversations. She also enjoys live music and spending time with her children, family, friends and Sorors.

KaTrina is the proud parent of two children, Iniko Jr. and KAMS.

KaTrina Chantelle Griffin

President, NBMBAA New Orleans Chapter

Dr. Adrine Harrell-Carter, MBA


Dr. Harrell-Carter is an Assistant Professor at Southern University at New Orleans College of Business and Public Administration. She instructs Management and Entrepreneurship courses. She has been member of National Black MBA association since 2008.

Dr. Harrell-Carter serves as the Advisor for Southern University Collegiate Chapter of the National Black MBA Association. She received her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and Doctorate of Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France.

Troy DeRuise’


Troy is a native of New Orleans, La. He served as a City Park Police Officer and Communications Operations Chief in the Marines for 20 years. He graduated from Southern University Of New Orleans where he joined the collegiate chapter and participated in the 2015 NBMBAA Case Competition. He is currently achieving his Masters in Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Louisiana State University. Troy has an active interest in continuous learning and career development and serves as advisor for Southern University Colligiate Chapter.

Alverez Stampley, MBA


Presently, Alverez C. Stampley is a Risk Management Consultant with Harvard Risk Management Corporation thru the Legal Shield Corporation. At HRMC, we provide Identity Theft and Legal Plans for individuals, families, small businesses, large companies and commercial drivers.
Alverez has been a member of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. New Chapter since February 2001. Within that time frame he has held the positions of: Past-President, VP of Administration, VP of Operations, Treasurer and Chairperson of Scholarship and Membership.
Currently, he has re-assumed the position of Treasurer as of April 2016. Also, he is the Local Volunteer Logistics & Marketing Coordinator for the National Black MBA Association, Inc. National Conference which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana October 2016.
Alverez C. Stampley has received his Masters of Business Administration (2000) and Business Management (2004) degree from the University of Phoenix, Metairie, Louisiana.

Brooks Duplessis


Brooks Duplessis is a Marketing Consultant at Bright Moments, LLC and owns a marketing consulting business called BD Consulting, LLC. She is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Louisiana. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Xavier, Brooks then received a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Brooks has traveled internationally to over 10 countries and worked as the Assistant to the Director of Broadcasting and Special Project Manager for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic.

Brooks has recently become actively involved in diversity and community development. In 2015, she was a part of the inaugural cohort of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans’ Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity (ULEAD) and was in the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans Class of 2015 Education and Youth Development Group. Brooks also participated in the Critique Leadership Institute, which focuses on developing the next generation of leaders in the City of New Orleans. Additionally, in 2016, Brooks was a part of the inaugural cohort of the Youth Empowerment Project’s 40 under 40 and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Emerging Leaders Council.