Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, Chairman of the AICPA Board of Directors and Global Accounting Strategy Director for the Financial and Professional Services Industries for Oracle America
Plenary Speaker, Friday, May 11, 8:10 am – 9:05 am
Ellison-Taylor 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. Ellison-Taylor 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.
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. In this capacity, she provides insight to help drive innovation in this important domain, particularly as the computing paradigm shifts to Cloud and SaaS.
Previously, she served as the Global Practice team leader for Health and Human Services, 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.
Ellison-Taylor 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.
Plenary Speaker, Friday, May 11, 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Perspective on High-Quality Teaching from the Cook Prize Winners
Edmund Outslay is a Professor of Accounting and the Deloitte/Michael Licata Endowed Professor of Taxation in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University, where he has taught since 1981. His primary teaching and research interests are in accounting for income taxes, international taxation, and mergers and acquisitions. He currently teaches integrated classes in business combinations and consolidations, multinational taxation and accounting, and accounting for income taxes. Professor Outslay is active in the doctoral program, mentoring students with an interest in tax accounting. He is the co-author of three tax textbooks. He has presented to the Treasury, IRS, Office of Tax Analysis and testified before the Senate Finance Committee.
Michigan State has honored Professor Outslay with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Service, Distinguished Faculty Award, John D. Withrow Teacher-Scholar Award, Senior Class Council Distinguished Faculty Award, and the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. He was one of the initial recipients of the MSU Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award. Outslay received the lifetime Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Tax Association (ATA) and the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the Michigan Association of CPAs. He also received the ATA Teaching Innovation Award for his innovative approach to integrating the teaching of tax and financial accounting. Professor Outslay has served as president of the ATA and as editor of the Journal of the American Tax Association.
Yvonne L. Hinson, Ph.D. CPA, CGMA
Lunch Speaker, Friday, May 11, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
AICPA Academic and Student Engagement: Research, Strategy and Resources Update
Yvonne Hinson is the Academic in Residence and Senior Director with the AICPA; a position created to foster closer relationships with universities and faculty. She began her accounting career with Arthur Andersen in Charlotte, NC. After returning to the University of Tennessee to pursue her Ph.D., Yvonne accepted a position with Wake Forest University. During her over 18 year career at WFU she served as a faculty member, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Accountancy and Dean of Charlotte Programs. Yvonne has served on numerous academic and community committees and nonprofit Boards and is a past President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and past Chair of the AAA Membership Advisory Committee. Her research has been published in both academic and practitioner journals. She earned her BS in accounting and MBA from UNC Charlotte.
David Burgstahler, AAA Board Past President, Julius A. Roller Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington
Plenary Speaker, Saturday, May 12, 8:20 am – 8:50 am
Pathways to a Sustainable Future
David Burgstahler is the current Past-President of the American Accounting Association, and is the Julius A. Roller Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington. David has taught at the University of Washington since 1981, where he previously served as Acting Dean in the School of Business and Associate Dean for Masters Programs and Executive Education. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Iowa. David has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Issues in Accounting Education, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He is currently an Editor of The Accounting Review, serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, and served as Associate Editor (1997-2000) and Editorial Board Member (2000-04) of Accounting Horizons, The Accounting Review (1983-86) and (1992-2003), Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (multiple years) and on the Editorial Board of several other peer-reviewed journals.
David has over thirty years experience teaching, has served on over fifty Ph.D. Supervisory Committees, thirty Doctoral Dissertation Reading Committees, and has presented his research at over sixty-five conferences. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and is the recipient of the University of Washington’s Schoeller Senior Fellow (2014-15), AAA’s Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (2002), Beta Alpha Psi Professor of the Year (multiple years) and has been awarded numerous faculty fellowships and research grants.