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Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA,CGMA,

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is a transformational leader with a compelling background of strategy, finance, people leadership, digital engagement, business development, and technology. She has expertise in a number of industries including Public Sector, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology.

Ellison-Taylor’s career achievements include leadership roles at Oracle, Motorola, KPMG, Prince George’s County Government, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Kimberly has achieved extraordinary results that include leading technology operations (including program management, applications development, network/desktops, enterprise risk management and a data center environment), change initiatives, customer relationship management, client delivery, systems implementation, and transformation as well as business development and capture management for hardware, software, and services.

In her most recent role at Oracle, Kimberly serves as Global Executive Director – Finance Thought Leadership to promote transformation and digital strategies for SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS technologies in organizations of all sizes. Ellison-Taylor is also a sought after speaker on the intersection of emerging technologies and the Future of Work and the Future of Finance.

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is a former Chairman of the Board for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her leadership in the profession including recognition as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today and as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor.

Kimberly is on the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Board of Advisors as well as the University of South Carolina Upstate George Dean Johnson Jr. School of Business and Economics Advisory Board.

Ellison-Taylor continues to serve as a leader in the profession as a member of the AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee and also as the Vice Chairman for AICPA’s National Commission for Diversity and Inclusion.

Notably, Kimberly has a career that spans both technology and accounting and she has an undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University, an Accounting Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as well as a Chief Information Officer Certificate from CMU. She has also completed Oracle’s Leadership in Action program that included learning modules from the University of Chicago – Booth School.

Kimberly holds a Certified Public Accountant license, Chartered Global Management Accountant designation and a Certified Information Systems Auditor credential. Kimberly has been recognized by both UMBC and by CMU as a Distinguished Alumna for her technology leadership and influence in the market place.

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is also a community service leader and recently completed 8 years of leadership for a local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. where she volunteered on programs for youth, families, seniors, and the military.

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