National Association of Black Accountants
7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-474-6222

Contact Information:
Darell Scott, MBA
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 240-630-3563


Greenbelt, MD, May 10 , 2017  -   The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.) welcomes Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA as a featured speaker during the Opening Session on June 7th at our National Convention & Expo taking place June 6-10 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverwalk in New Orleans, LA.  The session will be a 1-on-1 one interview with Walmart Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs. 

Kimberly was installed as the AICPA's first black Chairman in its 128-year history last October.  She is also the youngest, the fifth female, and only one of a few chairs from business & industry.  She is the Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle America and is a Lifetime member of NABA.  Kimberly that NABA and AICPA are stronger together.  

Kimberly was born in Baltimore, MD, and grew up in inner city Baltimore.  She knew she wanted to be an accountant from a very early age but her path was anything but traditional.  Her first stop was Carver Vocational Technical High School where she graduated as valedictorian.  Next, she earned a bachelor's degree in information systems management and technical writing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She didn't stop there. Kimberly went on to earn an MBA from Loyola University Maryland, a master's degree in information technology from Carnegie Mellon University, and an accounting certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County.

Kimberly also has a long history of volunteer service - in the community and across the profession. She is a former Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) Board of Directors. She is committed to facilitating increased interaction between AICPA and NABA and a continuing - if not increasing - focus on talent development and inclusion at AICPA and throughout the accounting profession.

For more information on the Opening General Session at the 2017 NABA National Convention & Expo, go to

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About the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Information Technology and other related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 people of color in these fields, NABA, Inc. advances people, advances careers and advances the mission by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. To learn more on how NABA addresses the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession, visit .

About the NABA Convention & Expo

The 2017 NABA National Convention & Expo (June 6-10 in New Orleans, LA) annually brings together nearly 2,000 participants from across the country from multiple disciplines in the industry.  This an exceptional gathering of accounting, finance and business professionals, targeted towards minorities and gives attendees the opportunity to learn best practices from industry leaders and experts.  The NABA National Convention & Expo showcases cutting edge and timely topics impacting accounting and finance professionals in the marketplace and workplace, as well as provide opportunities to connect with subject matter experts for the exchange of ideas.  To learn more, visit

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