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Kimberly Ellison-Taylor

CCBC Graduate, Accounting, '98 | Distinguished Alumnus, '22

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Community College of Baltimore County honored Kimberly Ellison-Taylor with the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award at the Student Life Banquet on May 12, 2022.

Ellison-Taylor is a 1998 graduate of CCBC, where she earned her Accounting degree. A global technology and finance leader with over 30 years of career achievements, she is currently the CEO of KET Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm focused on business growth, innovation, strategy, transformation and inclusive leadership. Ellison-Taylor is the first African American female to be selected for the CCBC Distinguished Alumnus award.

In addition to serving as an adjunct professor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Chief Information Officer Certificate program teaching Emerging Technologies & Innovation, Ellison-Taylor is also an independent board director. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has received many awards and recognitions for her expertise and leadership including Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and CPA Practice Advisor's 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.

For almost 17 years, Ellison-Taylor served in global leadership roles for Oracle Corporation where she advised C-Suite Executives on cloud solutions that innovate and transform business. Her previous employment includes NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Motorola, KPMG and Prince George’s County Government, where she served as Chief Information Technology Officer. Ellison-Taylor is a committed volunteer and has served in past leadership roles as Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, Chairman of the Maryland Association of CPAs and President of her local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a community service organization.

“Kimberly is an incredible alumna,” said Ann-Marie Thornton, senior director of Institutional Advancement. “She has soared to the top of the business world and has credited CCBC for shaping and inspiring her work. We are incredibly lucky to have her share her time and expertise with us and happy to name her as our 2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.”

After graduating from CCBC, Ellison-Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, MBA from Loyola University, Master of Science in Information Technology Management and Chief Information Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a certified public accountant, certified global management accountant and certified information systems auditor.

"CCBC helped me achieve my goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant and is a key contributor to my success. I will forever be grateful for the amazing professors and excellent education."

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