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Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is a Global Technology and Finance leader with over 29 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.

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, an Accounting Certificate from Baltimore County Community College 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 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-elect for the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and is also the incoming President-elect for Beta Alpha Psi.

In her personal life, Kimberly is also committed to volunteerism and has served in various leadership positions, including President for her local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a community service organization that serves women, youth, and families, seniors and the military.  Her personal reflection is To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required.

Ellison-Taylor is married to her college sweetheart, Darius Sr and they have two sons Dominic, a high school junior and Darius II, a college freshman.

name of event date provider format cpe
Texas CPA – D&I Keynote 08/06/2021 Business Learning Institute In-Person -- --
B&I Mastermind Series – Inclusive Leadership – Does it Really Work 08/19/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 1.0 Register Now
Crowe – 21D&I Consulting 08/31/2021 Business Learning Institute In-Person -- --
Indiana CPAs – Failing Fast, Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling Panel 09/21/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 2.70 --
Prophix – Keynote TBD 09/21/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 1.0 --
Iowa CPAs – Iowa Society of CPA’s Women’s Leadership Forum: Are We There Yet? Why Not? 09/22/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast --
Washington CPA – Driving Business Growth Through Inclusive Leadership 09/24/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 1.0 --
Utah CPA – Inclusive Leadership – How to Avoid Landmines Workshop 09/29/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 1.0 --
Crowe – 21D&IConsulting 09/30/2021 Business Learning Institute In-Person -- --
DFK International – 2021 North American Annual Conference: Driving Business Growth Through Inclusive Leadership 10/22/2021 Business Learning Institute In-Person -- --
Crowe – 21D&I Consulting 10/31/2021 Business Learning Institute In-Person -- --
Texas CPA – D&I Keynote 11/05/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 4.0 --
Eide Bailly LLP – DEI Custom Keynote product in Laruta 11/09/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 1.0 --
Virginia CPAs – Inclusive Leadership – Does it Really Work? 11/19/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 1.0 --
Utah CPA – Inclusive Leadership – Follow Up Workshop Keynote 12/10/2021 Business Learning Institute Live Webcast 1.50 --
Virginia CPA – Inclusive Leadership – Does it Really Work? 05/23 - 05/24/2022 Business Learning Institute In-Person 2.0 --
Florida Institute of CPAs – D&I Keynote for Women’s Leadership Summit – Why Standing Still is NOT an Option 06/30/2022 Business Learning Institute In-Person -- --

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