Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA
A View from the Boardroom
Customer Engagement, Economic Uncertainty, the Competitive Landscape, Transformation and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are among topics that dominate boardroom discussions. Talent management and in particular inclusive leadership continues to be a competitive differentiator across industries of all sizes. For both internal and external leaders, these discussions become follow up, organization-wide actions that reflect the evolving environment of customer expectations, employee experience, and emerging technologies.
People, Process, and Technology are critical elements of organizations, however, People are non-negotiable. Inclusion is not a nice to have. Join this session to hear the questions and perspectives from Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CEO of KET Solutions, LLC who serves on both Corporate and Non-profit boards.
In this session learn:
The top boardroom discussions and what looking around corners really means
How Inclusive Leadership can improve customer, client, employee and business partner engagement
The So What, Now What of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, is Immediate Past Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs' Board of Directors.
Ellison-Taylor has a lengthy history of volunteering for the profession, including serving as a member of the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee as well as the AICPA Board of Directors where she served as a member of the Audit and Finance committees. Ellison-Taylor also worked with the Benevolent Fund, and has served as a Council representative.
She is a past Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs, and has served on many of its committees, including the New Young Professional Network and Tomorrow's CPA.
Ellison-Taylor is currently the Global Accounting Strategy Director for the Financial and Professional Services Industries for Oracle America, a leader in cloud solutions and enterprise technology. In this capacity, she provides insight to help drive innovation in this important domain, particularly as the computing paradigm shifts to Cloud and SaaS.
Previously, she served as the Global Practice team leader for Health and Human Services, working with teams worldwide where she developed and executed strategies on Cloud, Big Data, Security, Fraud Prevention/Detection, Customer Experience, and Modernization. Prior to Oracle, Kimberly worked in leadership roles at numerous other major companies and organizations, including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Motorola; KPMG; and Prince George's County Government, where she served as Chief Information Technology Officer.
Ellison-Taylor received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an Accounting Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University and Master's of Science in Information Technology and a Chief Information Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.
She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and two sons.