The International Society of Business Analysts (ISBA) in Irving, Texas, announced that Howard A. Lewis has become its first executive director. The ISBA and its affiliate organization, the NEBB Institute Inc., are known internationally for their CMEA (Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser) and CSBA (Certified Senior Business Analyst) credentials.
In 2013, the ISBA offered for the first time a credential in the business valuation community—the BCA (Business Certified Appraiser) credential—becoming the fifth association in the United States to do so. Lewis explained that the ISBA will bridge a gap within the profession by extending credentialing opportunities to a large number of prospects who want to enter the business focusing on valuing small to midsize businesses and gaining accreditation and membership in a nurturing environment. He was formerly the senior manager at the IRS over its engineering and valuation programs and most recently served as the executive director of the Institute of Business Appraisers.
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