April 16, 2021


Leading With DE&I In The Finance Function

Motivated to meet environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, as well as ethical principles, finance and accounting professionals are looking more critically at diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within their organizations. They are asking questions about issues like social justice and equity, and thinking critically about who gets a seat at the leadership table and who does not.   

I recently spoke with Okorie Ramsey, Vice President of Sarbanes/Oxley at major health care consortium Kaiser Permanente. I discussed many issues with Okorie, all of them related to the theme

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Cuomo’s NY leading the country in small-business closures, according to Facebook’s data

Just three days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to hike taxes on big business in the Empire State comes disturbing statistics about small business there.

According to new data from Facebook, New York tied with Pennsylvania for having the most small business closures in the country during the coronavirus pandemic, 


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Leading optics company expanding Tucson presence, adding 50 tech jobs | Business News

Jayson Nelson is manufacturing technology manager at Edmund Optics. The company moved into a new research and development center on East Grant Road in 2016.

Edmund Optics, a leading provider of optical and imaging components, has opened a new assembly and advanced design facility in Tucson and is expected to add about 50 new tech jobs.

The 21,225-square-foot facility, on East Elvira Road near Tucson International Airport, is Edmund’s second site in Tucson and will support advanced design efforts and high-volume manufacturing services, including clean-room assembly, inspection and testing, the company said.


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