Braden Leadership Speaker Series

CELEBRATING 7 YEARS!

GGU's Braden School of Taxation and School of Accounting present the 7th Annual Braden Leadership Speaker Series -- a sequence of talks in which renowned thought leaders share advice and expertise on business leadership with students, alumni and the SF Bay Area community.


Carol Isozaki

CAROL ISOZAKI

Founder & President

Strategic Brand Intelligence

PLAN TO BE AMAZING!™ BUILDING YOUR BRAND AS A LEADER

AUGUST 28

Carol Isozaki is an executive coach and leadership expert with over 20 years of client service, human capital, and leadership development expertise. Her clients include The Walt Disney Company, eBay, Bank of America, Oracle, Survey Monkey, and CalCPA. Her signature Plan to be Amazing!TM call-to-action creates a seismic shift in the way leaders think about themselves and their ability to lead through enhanced intentionality, leadership clarity, and personal accountability.


Don Rath

DON RATH

VP of Corporate Tax

Synopsys

LEADERSHIP THROUGH CHANGE:
EMBRACING THE UNCERTAINTY OF US TAX REFORM

SEPTEMBER 11

Don Rath is VP of Corporate Tax at Synopsys where he leads finance transformation and finance leadership development. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Global Tax and Corporate Risk Assurance (CRA) with Symantec Corporation, responsible for worldwide tax compliance, planning and tax controversy as well as the company's internal audit and advisory function.


Linda Harrison

LINDA HARRISON

Director & CEO

Museum of the African Diaspora

A MORE ADVENTUROUS WAY TO LIVE

SEPTEMBER 25

Appointed in 2013, Ms. Harrison has expanded the museum's mission, advocating for contemporary art through its exhibitions, public programs and education programming.

Ms. Harrison is a Getty Foundation Executive Leadership Institute Fellow, exceptionally skilled in organizational transformation and strategic planning


Amber Setter

AMBER SETTER

Sr. Manager of Coaching & Performance

Apercen Partners, LLC

LEVERAGING CAREER PATHS THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENTS

OCTOBER 9

Amber Setter is a CPA who works with hearts and not numbers. As the Senior Manager of Coaching and Performance for Apercen Partners, she is responsible for leading strategy around people and culture and ensuring the organization is an outstanding platform to build a career in the space of comprehensive tax compliance and consulting solutions for ultra-high net worth families.


Ted Mitchell

TED MITCHELL

CPA & Partner

Delganes, Mitchell & Linder

FOUNDING, FORMING, FAILING & FORGING AHEAD:
THE CHALLENGES OF HAVING YOUR OWN TAX & ACCOUNTING FIRM

OCTOBER 23

Ted Mitchell started regularly teaching at Golden Gate University during the Summer of 1975. He is an active CPA practitioner and has spent more than 30 years as a Partner and Co-founder of Delagnes, Mitchell & Linder, LLP, a San Francisco CPA firm specializing in high net worth individuals and tax services for closely held business entities (partnerships, corporations, etc.) and exempt organizations.


Jenise Gaskin

JENISE GASKIN

Partner

Burr Pilger Mayer

HOW WOMEN CAN DEVELOP & PROMOTE THEIR PERSONAL BRAND

NOVEMBER 6

Jenise Gaskin leads BPM's Employee Benefit Audit and Business Process Outsourcing practice groups. She has been with the Firm since its infancy and has been pivotal in leading its expansion and growth to where it is today. She is a member of the Firm's Management Committee and sits on the Firm's Board of Directors. Gaskin was named one of the 2018 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.


Michael Savoy

MICHAEL SAVOY

President

CBA

LEADERS: BORN OR MADE

NOVEMBER 27

Mr. Savoy is the President of the California Board of Accountancy, the state agency that regulates the practice of public accountancy in California. He is the Treasurer of the Board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce a shareholder at Gumbiner Savett Inc.


Bruce Braden

BRUCE BRADEN

CEO & Founder

F2 Oilfield Services;
NEOK Energy, LP

TOPIC TBA

DECEMBER 4

Bruce Braden is the CEO and Founder of F2 Oilfield Services in North Texas and NEOK Energy, LP in Oklahoma. In addition to operating energy service companies, Bruce also uses his entrepreneurial and leadership skills in the real estate market where he devotes a majority of his time and energy. His investments include The Stanford Storytelling Project, the Braden Diabetes Center at Marin General Hospital, and GGU's School of Taxation. Braden is an active member of the Golden Gate University Board of Trustees and was a GGU Taxation instructor from 1978 to 1981. In recognition of his significant contributions to the university's educational capabilities and services, GGU awarded Braden with the Amicus Award in 2012.

A Stanford University undergraduate alumnus and veteran of the United States Army, Bruce holds an MBA with a concentration in Taxation from Golden Gate University (74).