My road in life has been direct.
1994 - I graduated from high school and was on my way to the University of Cincinnati on a basketball scholarship. Because my mom was an accountant, I decided to follow in her footsteps.
1998 - I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BBS in accounting in June. Two weeks later, I began working at Fifth Third Bank in their Internal Audit group.
2000 - I attended a National Association of Black Accountants conference in Washington, DC and networking reps from KPMG LLP, I decided to make the move from internal audit to public company audit.
2001 - I moved to Washington DC and worked for KPMG LLP for the next seven years. I learned so much during my time here. My experiences will be with me forever & shaped me into the professional I am.
2007 - Because making money was my priority, I didn't consider how that choice would affect getting my CPA. Life progressed quickly, I never earned my license, and had to move on from KPMG LLP.
2007 - In searching for my next opportunity I was blessed to be introduced to the CAQ. An organization where I could remain connected to the profession, but take on a role that did not require a CPA.
2015 - I enjoyed my work, but wanted something more purposeful in my work. This year, the Governing Board introduced our Talent initiative and I immediately asked to be a participant.
2019 - I now help lead our Talent initiative and find passion in the work I do around helping to educate ethnically diverse audiences about the career and benefits that it can provide.
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