SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renowned Bay Area thought leaders share advice and expertise on business leadership at the Golden Gate University (GGU) Braden Leadership Speaker Series, open to GGU students, alumni, and the general public every Tuesday at noon through December 1, 2016.

The next lecture of the series, “Brain Savvy Leadership,” will feature Jenifer Lippincott, a nationally recognized author who has appeared on The Today Show and NPR, speaking on September 27 about the neuroscience of leadership. Ms. Lippincott has assisted clients such as IBM, Walt Disney World, Deloitte and the Department of Defense to increase productivity and achieve leadership excellence and helped to launch saleable startups such as Identity Holdings and Kidtopia. She is also a brain-based facilitator for the Neuroleadership Institute.

On October 11 Katrina Salazar, CPA, president of the California Board Of Accountancy, will present on “Leadership, The Accounting Profession, & Consumer Protection.”  Before her appointment to the California Board of Accountancy in 2012 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Salazar served as vice president and secretary/treasurer prior to her election as president in 2015. She also serves as controller for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

“Attendees can register for one Accounting or Tax continuing professional education (CPE) unit for attending all sessions,” said Fred Sroka, dean of the Golden Gate University Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation and the School of Accounting. “The ability to lead has become an essential complement to the technical skill set for tax and accounting professionals, and we are excited about the high-caliber line-up of speakers and the broad spectrum of topics we will be presenting at the Series.”

September 25, 2016
“Brain Savvy Leadership”
Jenifer Lippincott
Principal, Lippincott Associates

October 11, 2016
“Leadership, The Accounting Profession, & Consumer Protection”
Katrina Salazar, CPA
President, California Board Of Accountancy

Braden Leadership Speaker Series
Tuesdays, noon - 1 pm
Room 2202
Golden Gate University Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation and School of Accounting
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Open to Golden Gate University students, alumni, and the general public.

View the Series’ featured leaders at #BradenLeadership

About the Braden School of Taxation at Golden Gate University

For the past 45 years, the Braden School of Taxation at GGU has earned a reputation for providing the most comprehensive and applicable tax education available. Its graduate taxation program is one of largest and the most respected in the country, ranked #1 by and one of the top ten nationally according to Tax Hiring Authorities. GGU’s School of Accounting offers flexible evening, weekend, and online classes, as well as accelerated, immersive programs that can be completed in a year. Its practice-based curriculum meets the needs of students preparing for the CPA or CMA examinations and working professionals seeking to develop their expertise or expand their career opportunities.

About Golden Gate University

For more than 114 years, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity.

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