February 2021 – Kimberly Ellison-Taylor

Diversity and Inclusion in the Accounting Profession
The CPA/Risk Advisor Spotlight series features an in-depth conversation with a CPA, or a Risk Advisor, on their personal perspective on a variety of topics impacting the profession. Since February is Black History Month, we’re beyond honored to spotlight the youngest person, the fifth woman, and first person of color to serve to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors in the AICPA’s 134 year history, Ms. Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA.
 
Ms. Ellison-Taylor served as the chairman of the AICPA’s Board of Directors and has a long history of volunteering for the profession: She has served on the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee, the AICPA Board of Directors, the Benevolent Fund, and as a Council representative. She is a past Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs, and has served on many of its committees, as well.
 
Ms. 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. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, her MBA from Loyola University, and holds a Master's of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Our interview is conducted by Candace Coach, Account Representative for the AICPA Member Insurance Programs. Download the full interview.