Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems (AMIS) welcomed a number of distinguished business leaders — three of whom are AMIS alums.

During their visits, the speakers shared unique perspectives and insights from the field of accounting and the broader world of business. Here are highlights from five such leaders:

Ken BouyerKen Bouyer, EY Americas director of inclusiveness recruiting, visited Fisher as part of a Project THRIVE event organized and led by Cynthia Turner, EY Faculty Fellow, a senior lecturer and Project THRIVE coordinator.

The event was designed to promote an inclusive college and work environment where all individuals are valued for their differences. Additionally, the reception provided an opportunity for current and prospective Project THRIVE students to engage with a Big Four firm leader and explore the accounting industry, while interacting with faulty members and other EY professionals.

Jackie DaylorJackie Daylor (BSBA ’89), national managing partner for audit quality and professional practice at KPMG, visited Fisher’s campus during the spring to meet with faculty members, and MAcc and undergraduate students. During her discussion, she drew from her experience serving the firm’s global clients in public and private consumer and retail businesses.

A 28-year veteran of KPMG, Daylor majored in accounting during her undergraduate studies at Fisher. In April 2017, she assumed her current role at the firm, where she is also a member of KPMG’s U.S. board of directors and serves on the firm’s Professional Practice, Ethics and Compliance Committee. Additionally, she is a Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partner.

Ibi KrukruboIbi Krukrubo (BSBA ’02), office managing partner at EY in San Jose, California, visited Fisher during the fall as part of the MAcc Speaker Series and to accept the Alumnus of the Year award during a Project THRIVE event.

Krukrubo, a CPA and Silicon Valley 40-under-40 winner, is responsible for maintaining and developing the firm’s client-serving teams, and fostering the office’s relationships with community, government and business leaders in Silicon Valley.

Steve MilliganSteve Milligan (BSBA ’85), CEO of Western Digital Corporation (WDC), met with Accounting Honors and graduate students and shared his perspective on leadership. An alum of Fisher’s accounting program, he spoke about his rise to the C-suite at WDC, a leading manufacturer of computer data storage devices and hard disk drives.

Milligan spoke of the perseverance that marked his journey from The Ohio State University to his current leadership role at WDC, where he has helped mold the firm into the industry leader it is today.

Tim RyanTim Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of PwC, visited campus to meet with faculty and students, and to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the accounting profession and at his firm, an industry leader with proven results of making diversity and inclusion competitive advantages.

Ryan, a CPA with more than 25 years of industry experience, also met with Fisher analytics students during his visit.