USC Upstate Welcomes Oracle’s Kimberly Ellison-Taylor to Wells Fargo Speaker Series

September 22, 2015 at 9:48 am

The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate welcomes guest speaker, Kimberly Ellison-Taylor to its Wells Fargo Speaker Series on Wednesday, October 7.

Ellison-Taylor is the executive director of Industry Solutions for Oracle USA, where she helps to develop and execute strategies on Cloud, Big Data, Security, Fraud Prevention/Detection, Customer Experience and Modernization. Currently, she serves as the vice chair and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors.

Ellison-Taylor will speak from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in the BMW Classroom at The George, 160 E. Saint John St. in downtown Spartanburg. Tickets are $10 (includes a boxed lunch) and must be purchased in advance at Faculty, staff and retiree tickets are $5, advance registration is required. USC Upstate students and Johnson College faculty and staff will be admitted free, but registration is required.

A sought after speaker and business development executive, Ellison-Taylor has worked in the cross section of legislation and policies, business drivers and challenges and the technologies that can reduce overhead costs and improve process effectiveness.

Previously Ellison-Taylor served as the Global Social Services Team leader and worked with the teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Prior to Oracle, her work experience includes NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Motorola, KPMG and Prince George’s County, MD where she served as the Chief Information Technology Officer. Her credentials include CPA, CGMA, CISA, a MBA from Loyola University and an Master of Science in Information Technology as well as a Chief Information Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ellison-Taylor is a past chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs and has served on many committees including New Young Professional and Tomorrow’s CPA. Prior to serving on the AICPA board of directors, she served as both an elected member and designated member of council. She also has served on the organization’s finance and audit committees. She is a former member of the business and industry executive committee and participated in the member advisory panel (Horizons 2025). She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

For more information, contact Bea Walters Smith, director of Development and Foundation Scholarship at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5235 or