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 Todayâ€™s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and CPA Practice Advisorâ€™s 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.
For almost 17 years, Ellison-Taylor served in global leadership roles for Oracle Corporation. She advised C-Suite Executives on cloud solutions that innovate and transform business. Ellison-Taylor is also an adjunct professor for Carnegie Mellon Universityâ€™s Chief Information Officer Certificate program teaching Emerging Technologies & Innovation.
Other professional achievements include tenure at Prince Georgeâ€™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, an 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 (licensed in MD), Certified Global Management Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Ellison-Taylor has volunteered in the profession for over 20 years, including leadership positions as chair of the American Institute of CPAs, chair of the Association of Certified Professional Accountants, and chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Kimberly is also the chair-elect for the AICPAâ€™s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and is also the incoming president-elect for Beta Alpha Psi.
*Licensed in Maryland