Michael Clement, University of Texas at Austin
Celebrating the PhD Project’s 25th Anniversary
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Michael Clement is the KPMG Centennial Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the Chairman of the Department of Accounting and he was the director of the accounting doctoral program from 2011 – 2016.  He is also the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative.  Professor Clement’s primary research stream focuses on the activities and performance of sell-side security analysts.  His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Accounting Review the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Finance; and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Financial Times, the Economist, the USA Today and other press outlets.  He is on the editorial boards of the Accounting Review and Accounting Horizons.  Professor Clement’s primary teaching interest is in financial statement analysis.  He previously held positions at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.  He earned a Ph.D. in accounting from Stanford University, an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a BBA in accounting from Baruch College


Antioni Parker, KPMG
Lunch Speaker
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Antioni is an Audit senior manager in KPMG’s Atlanta Audit practice working with client executives and other professionals to provide a quality audit experience. He began his career with KPMG where he has more than eight years of experience providing public and private financial statement audits and audits of internal control services with an understanding of continuous learning. The classroom experience is invaluable to Antioni, which he’s pursued as a KPMG national instructor regarding audit methodology and most recently as an adjunct professor at Morehouse College. His commitment to inclusion and diversity is reflected in his involvement with the Asian Pacific Islander Network and in his current role as chapter leader of the African American Network.

Antioni holds a BA in accounting and MAcc from Brigham Young University.


Tara Perino, KPMG Foundation
Celebrating the PhD Project’s 25th Anniversary
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Tara Perino is Senior Director of KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc., KPMG Disaster Relief Fund and The PhD Project, a nationally acclaimed diversity initiative to increase the number of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans in business schools and corporate America.  Tara has been with KPMG for 31 years working first in the Personnel and Recruiting area and then moving to the Foundation department in 1993. 

Tara is the past Chairperson of the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council and past member of the Bergen County Volunteer Center Board of Directors.  She served as Area Coordinator for KPMG Montvale’s Involve Program (the firm’s employee volunteer program) from 1998 – 2003.  In this role she coordinated volunteer events including: Family Volunteer Day, World of Spirit Day (to celebrate the Firm’s 100th anniversary, Holiday Gift Drives, Holiday Caroling, and Relay for Life).  She has served as a KPMG United Way Team Captain and is a past member of Junior Achievement of Bergen County’s Board of Directors. She is a past member of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.  She currently serves as co-chair for KPMG Montvale’s partnership with the American Heart Association.

Before joining KPMG, Tara was a youth minister for St. Luke’s Church in New Jersey where she was responsible for developing programs and volunteer projects for 500 high school teenagers.  Tara has a BA in Social Science from Ramapo College.


Kelly R. Pope, DePaul University
Using Edutainment to Teach Accounting Courses
Saturday, November 1, 2019, 3:00 pm – 5: 00 pm

Kelly Richmond Pope is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago where she teaches forensic accounting, managerial accounting, financial accounting and ethical leadership. When not in the classroom, she is engaged in researching fraud and white-collar crime. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul University, Kelly worked in the forensic accounting practice at KPMG. She received her doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech and is a licensed CPA.