Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA Immediate Past Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs Chairman, Association of the Certified Professional Accountants Kimberly has a lengthy history of volunteering for the profession, including serving as a member of the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee as well as the AICPA Board of Directors where she served as a member of the Audit and Finance committees. Kimberly also worked with the Benevolent Fund and has served as a Council representative. She is a past Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs and has served on many of its committees, including the New Young Professional Network and Tomorrow's CPA. Kimberly 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. In this capacity, she provides insight to help drive innovation in this important domain, particularly as disruption is enabled by technology to include Cloud, Software as a Service, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Data, and Robotics Process Automation to name a few. Previously, she served as the Global Practice team leader for Oracle's Health and Human Services Industry Practice, working with teams worldwide where she developed and executed strategies on Cloud, Big Data, Security, Fraud Prevention/Detection, Customer Experience, and Modernization. Prior to Oracle, Kimberly worked in leadership roles at numerous other major companies and organizations, including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Motorola; KPMG; and Prince George's County Government, where she served as Chief Information Technology Officer. She is a sought after speaker and has received numerous awards. Notably, Kimberly has been recognized by Accounting Today as a one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2016 and also by CPA Practice Advisor as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting for 2016. As of July 2017, Kimberly is also a member of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Advisory Board. Kimberly received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an Accounting Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University and Master's of Science in Information Technology and a Chief Information Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.