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Sandeep Krishnamurthy

Dean, School of Business @University of Washington Bothell

Sandeep Krishnamurthy is the founding Dean of the UW Bothell School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1996 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (equivalent to an MBA) from XLRI in India. He attended the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Bombay where he obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering in 1988. He joined UW Bothell as an Assistant Professor in 1996 and earned the rank of Professor in August 2009. Under his leadership, the unit’s name changed from “Business Program” to “School of Business”, became independently accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management (PRME) initiative.

Dr. Krishnamurthy is deeply involved with the business community. He launched three speaker series- Meet the CEO, Frontiers of Global Business and the Nintex Leadership Breakfast Series. He helped energize the UW Bothell School of Business Advisory Board and launched a custom executive education program with prominent area companies. The Business and Organizational Leadership Development (BOLD) program was launched under his leadership.

His scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Marketing Letters, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Research Policy. He has developed and taught several innovative courses related to Marketing and E-Commerce to both MBA and undergraduate students.

Orchideh Raisdanai

University Lecturer @University Washington Bothell

Senior leader with 24 years of global finance and operations experience. Specializes in growth and transformation initiatives. Strengths center on expertise with customer engagement, business intelligence, financial analysis and project management. Industry experience: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Technology and Manufacturing.

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor


Kimberly is a Global Technology and Finance leader with over 30 years of career achievements. She is the Chief Executive Officer of KET Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm focused on business growth, innovation, strategy, transformation, and inclusive leadership. Kimberly has volunteered in several leadership positions including Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, Chairman of the Association of Certified Professional Accountants, and Chairman of the Maryland Association of CPAs. 

Ellison-Taylor 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.  In addition to serving as an independent Board Director, Kimberly serves as the Chair of the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Chair of the Maryland Association of CPA’s Education Foundation and is incoming President elect for Beta Alpha Psi.  Kimberly’s career is at the intersection of technology and accounting/finance and most recently she worked for almost 17 years at Oracle where she advised c-suite leaders on digital transformation using cloud solutions. She is also an adjunct professor for Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College where Kimberly instructs on Emerging Technology and Innovation in the Chief Information Officer Certificate program.

Ellison-Taylor is married and has two sons, ages 17 and 18.

Anna Mok

President & Co-Founder @Ascend , Co-Founder @Ascend Pinnacle, Partner @Deloitte & Touche LLP

Anna Mok is the President & Co-Founder of Ascend, North America’s membership network of Pan-Asian

business professionals and the co-founder of Ascend Pinnacle, North America’s network of Pan-Asian

corporate directors. Known as a community builder and connector, Anna has a deep passion for

creating economic and educational access and for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and

society. She inspires her team and organizations to make positive sustained societal impacts and is

focused on building leaders to do so. She has demonstrated commitments to the development and

advancement of emerging leaders, women and minorities into senior executive and corporate board

director roles.

Her impact extends beyond the AAPI community with other boards she currently serves on including the

117-year-old Commonwealth Club of California, the nation’s largest and oldest public affairs forum

where Anna was the first Chinese female chairman of and at the United Way Bay Area, where she

recently served as their first chairperson of Asian descent. Anna is also currently the Nominating &

Governance Chair of the Committee of 100 and a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum.

During her distinguished career at Deloitte, she has served in various leadership roles including ones

focused on clients and market growth. Anna is a broad-based leader focused on serving prestigious

companies headquartered across the globe in the high technology, healthcare, life sciences, fintech and

consumer-oriented industries. She is currently the Asia Pacific Leader for the Advisory Practice and a

Global Lead Client Services Partner at Deloitte. Anna was the first Chinese American woman admitted

to partnership at Deloitte, selected as a member of Deloitte’s Board Council and the CEO Advisory

Partner Council.

An immensely curious and creative individual, Anna spends her spare time building public art, pursuing

her love of cooking and entertaining, renovating her Victorian home and exploring nature with her

family and friends.

Kristin Yoshida

Principal, Tax, Economic & Valuation Services @KPMG, LLP

Tax professional with over 15 years of experience providing global transfer pricing advice, both as an advisor and in-house specialist, to many multinationals in the retail, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, IT, insurance and FMCG industries. Services have ranged from strategic planning advice to audit defense, and dispute resolution to implementing operational transfer pricing programs within multinationals.

Prior to joining a Big 4 firm, served as the Global Transfer Pricing Manager for an Oil Major for over 6 years. Implemented a Global Transfer Pricing Policy and Process to manage Transfer Pricing exposures throughout the organization, covering more than 110 countries. Also provided advice to new business development opportunities and supply chain optimization initiatives within the company.

Regular presenter at the International Tax Review Events as well as several Transfer Pricing events, speaking from the perspective of an in-house specialist. Have participated in the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum meetings discussing transfer pricing policy issues affecting EU member countries.

Specialties: transfer pricing, international tax, restructuring, corporate tax, tax, due diligence, tax advisory, change management, corporate finance, tax law

Rocky Fong

Vice President of Strategy, Transformation & Corporate Affairs - Corporate Social Responsibility at U.S. Bank

As Vice President of Strategy, Transformation & Corporate Affairs within the Corporate Social Responsibility - CRA division, Rocky is responsible for developing a thorough understanding of U.S. Bank's CRA performance in assign assessment areas and focus categories. Through partnership with Community Development managers and business line leaders, Rocky is able to assess risk and contributes to the development of strategy to ensure a path to outstanding CRA rating. Moreover, Rocky helps creating in-depth performance context report for each assigned assessment area, and play an integral role to analyze potential equity investment opportunities for community development initiatives.

Rocky currently sits on the board of the U.S. Bank Seattle Asian Heritage Business Resource Group as Founding President, and previously on the board of U.S. Bank Seattle/Western Washington Employee Development Network, where he devotes his time to coordinate personal, professional, and volunteer opportunities/events for employees to participate. In addition, he also serves on several local non-profit organizations as executive board member, including American Red Cross and Chinese Information Service Center (CISC). He was nominated as one of the honorees for 2019 Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) 40 Under 40 because of his accomplishments among business, charitable and community service activities, and leadership over the years. He was also nominated as the President of Ascend Seattle Chapter in 2020, the largest non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America with over 40 student chapters and 18 professional chapters across US and Canada.

Rocky was born and raised in Hong Kong, and resides in Seattle with his family since 1997.

Roger Davis

Owner of CMCS Enterprise

Roger C. Davis is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but now lives in Austin, Texas since January, 1987. He is married with three children. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Florida A&M University in May, 1984. He retired after 35 years serving as an Accounting Analyst and Customer Account Management Representative with 3M in Austin, Texas. He currently serves as a Tax Specialist with H&R Block and Licensed Securities Agent, Licensed Life, Health, Property, & Casualty Insurance Agent with Primerica. In addition, he currently serves as a National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Lifetime Member, Black Professional Alliance (BPA) Board Treasurer and a Founding Member, Greater Austin Black Chamber (GABC) Board Member, Frameworks CDC Board Member, Austin Area Church of Christ Basketball League Commissioner, and Financial Fitness Greater Austin (FFGA) Adult Essay Contest Chair. 

He has also served in the past as NABA Western Region President, NABA Western Region Treasurer, NABA Austin Cen-Tex President, Financial Fitness Seminar (FFS) Chair, 3M Austin African American Network (AAN) Co-Chair, and 100 Club of Texas Finance Past Committee Member. He proudly serves as a Church of Christ at Eastside Care Group Leader, Bible Class Teacher, and member. He enjoys time with family, sports, movies, and serving the community.

Jacob Hash

Director of Student Affairs - Seattle Professional Chapter @ALPFA

Jacob is a tax attorney specializing in international tax. Currently, he is an international tax manager at BPM LLP, and has spent the last 5 years assisting multinational clients with their various international tax planning, provision, and U.S. compliance issues.

Jacob received his undergraduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies corporate communications. He graduated from Whittier Law School and received his LLM in Taxation from Loyala Law School.

He currently sits on the board of the ALPFA Seattle professional chapter as the director of student development.

Diana Schuetz

Senior Director of IT Operations at Grant Thornton

Diana is an experienced industry and consulting veteran with expertise in driving operational excellence, business intelligence, customer loyalty and strategic change management engagements with Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about helping businesses realize tangible benefits and bottom-line results by optimizing their core processes and existing infrastructure.

Diana is a recognized Six Sigma practitioner, a PMI advocate and cloud-based technology enthusiast highly skilled at designing, testing and deploying end-to-end processes. Additionally, she has a diverse background in project management and applied technology. Diana’s communication and leadership abilities have been proven by her established credibility with key business partners at all levels. She is flexible and resourceful, able to succeed in ambiguous environments.

Aisha Kaba

Advanced Analytics Manager @PACCAR Technical Center

Aisha Kaba is the Advanced Analytics Manager at the PACCAR Technical Center; where she leads a team of data scientists, data engineers, data analysts and mechanical engineers.  Aisha is also responsible for regulatory environmental agencies compliance reporting.  She joined PACCAR in 2014 after 3 years at ADP.

Aisha served on multiple boards, including Sustainable Seattle for 12 years. She is a strong proponent of service, and volunteered with the American Red Cross for 15 years in various capacities, including as an Emergency Services supervisor and First Aid and CPR instructor.

Aisha holds a Bachelor in Finance and Mathematics from the University of Oregon, and certificates in Data Management and Machine Learning from the University of Washington and MIT, respectively.

Lizzie Rahm

Human Resources Senior Manager @Clark Nuber

I started my HR career at Western Washington University by being elected as the President of the Northwest Human Resources Association student chapter. I had decided to focus my Business Management degree in Human Resources and I had just come off an HR Internship at Diamond Parking Services corporate office in Seattle.

I had the pleasure to work for an environmental remediation company immediately following graduation, up until the acquisition of Foss Environmental Services by National Response Corporation.

I supplemented my recruiting experience by working for Superior Staffing as a Recruiter for clerical and light industrial position before I was referred to my current firm, Clark Nuber.

I have stayed at Clark Nuber for over 16 years because of the culture and the people. Clark Nuber's culture is unique in that I am surrounded by very motivated, driven, and smart professionals, but who also genuinely want to see their peers succeed. It is a very collaborative environment that I am very proud to be a part of. The Shareholders have a vested interest in the success of their employees and their clients and make decisions that support sustaining a permanent business with clients all over the world.

If you are looking for an audit, tax, or administrative position for an award winning firm, please see my company website for more details at or e-mail me directly at (please no responses from recruiters for these positions at this time).

Specialties: Human Resources, Recruiting (college recruiting, administrative, and experienced hire) Performance/Retention, On-boarding, Mentor Programs

Zaira Garcia Huerta

Senior Business Consultant at EY

Zaira is a Senior in the Business Consulting - Enterprise Risk practice of Ernst & Young LLP - EY (Seattle, WA). She began with the firm as an intern during the Summer of 2017. In August 2018 she joined the firm full time and has since worked with Technology clients doing Internal Audits, External IT Audits, Program Management, and Service Organization Controls Reporting (SOC). She received her B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Washington Bothell where she graduated from in 2018.

Zaira was born in Mexico City, and has resided in the US since she was 6 years old. Fun facts about her, she has a 9 year old daughter, is proficient in Spanish, and recently passed her CPA!!

Stephen Yandila

Senior Financial Analyst @Boeing

Stephen is a Senior Finance Analyst within Boeing’s Supply Chain Finance Organization. He has over twelve years of professional experience within the Aerospace industry. He has worked as a Cost Analyst, Program Estimator and led the Supply Chain Finance Intern Program. Prior to his time in aerospace he worked in a number of roles at Bank of America within consumer banking.

Stephen’s passion for helping others develop personally and professionally lead to the beginning of his NABA journey five years ago. He has served as the Director of Operations for the Seattle Chapter. He currently serves as the Vice President for the chapter.

Stephen earned his Accounting degree from Washington State University and his MBA from Seattle Pacific University. He continues to work on his personal and professional development in his spare time when he is not spending time with his two teenagers.

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