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Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA

Kimberly is a Global Technology and Finance leader with over 30 years of career achievements. She is the Chief Executive Officer of KET Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm focused on business growth, innovation, strategy, transformation and inclusive leadership. Ellison-Taylor is a sought after keynote speaker and has received many awards and recognitions for her expertise and leadership including Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and CPA Practice Advisor’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.

For almost 17 years, Ellison-Taylor served in global leadership roles for Oracle Corporation. Kimberly advised C-Suite Executives on cloud solutions that innovate and transform business. Ellison-Taylor is also an adjunct professor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Chief Information Officer Certificate program teaching Emerging Technologies & Innovation. She is a member of the Heinz Dean’s Advisory Council. Kimberly is also an independent board director for Mutual of Omaha, US Bancorp, and Evercommerce.

Other professional achievements include tenure at Prince George’s County Government, KPMG, Motorola, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ellison-Taylor has an undergraduate degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a MBA from Loyola University Maryland, an Accounting Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County and a Master of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology Management as well as a Chief Information Officer certificate. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, and Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Kimberly has volunteered in the profession for over 20 years including past leadership positions as Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, Chairman of the Association of Certified Professional Accountants, and Chairman of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Kimberly is also the Chair for the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and is also the incoming President-elect for Beta Alpha Psi, a honor society for accounting, finance, and technology students. Ellison-Taylor is also the Chairman of the Maryland Association of CPAs Education Foundation. Kimberly is on the board of advisors for the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Business, Management, and Accounting, and is on the board of trustees for Loyola University Maryland.

In her personal life, Kimberly is also committed to volunteerism and has served in various past leadership positions, including as a President for her local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. – Lambda Delta Sigma Alumnae, a community service organization that serves women, youth, and families, seniors and the military. Ellison-Taylor serves as Director of Professional Development and on the membership team. She is a Life Member of Sigma Gamma Rho and also a Life time member of the National Association of Black Accountants.

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