Global technology and finance leader Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor has been elected to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO James Blackledge announced.
Ms. Ellison-Taylor is currently executive director—Finance Thought Leadership at Oracle Corp. She joined Oracle in 2004 and has held several leadership positions including Global Strategy Leader, Global Accounting Strategy Director, and Executive Director and Global Leader for Health, Human and Labor Industry Solutions. Ms. Ellison-Taylor is a sought-after speaker on Digital Transformation, Business Growth and Inclusive Leadership and has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking with organizations of all sizes across industries.
Prior to joining Oracle, Ms. Ellison-Taylor held leadership roles at numerous organizations, including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Motorola, KPMG and Maryland’s Prince George’s County government, where she served as Chief Information Technology Officer.
“Kimberly Ellison-Taylor brings a wealth of experience and expertise in information technology leadership, digital transformation, innovation, accounting and finance that will add a valuable dimension to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors,” Blackledge said. “We will rely on her perspective, as well as that of our other distinguished directors, as we innovate and adopt new technology solutions to serve our customers and grow our business in an increasingly competitive and highly regulated environment.”
From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Ellison-Taylor served as the 104th chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, and she was the second chairman of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, an organization founded in 2017 that has 650,000 members in 179 countries. She has received numerous awards and recognitions including Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” and CPA Practice Advisor’s “Most Powerful Women in Accounting”.
Ms. Ellison-Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in information systems management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University Maryland, an Accounting certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, and Chief Information Officer certificate and also a master’s degree in information technology management from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and has the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. Ms. Ellison-Taylor is also an adjunct professor with Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College teaching Emerging Technologies and Innovation.
Ms. Ellison-Taylor is committed to volunteerism and continues to support the accounting profession as a member of AICPA’s Assurance Services Executive Committee as well as Chair-elect of the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. She also serves as a leader in her local Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority community service organization in roles that support Healthy Generations—Seniors as well as professional and leadership development.
Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a highly-rated, Fortune 500 organization offering a variety of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. As a mutual company, Mutual of Omaha is owned by its policyholders and committed to providing outstanding service to its customers.