St. Bonaventure University’s Women’s Studies program invites the public to a Thursday, Oct. 30, panel discussion — Women Building Communities — on women’s issues in society, careers and professions.
The speakers on the panel will be Kimberly Johnson, president and chief finance and administrative officer at KA-Bar Knives, Inc.; Darlene Miller, a Tribal Councilor for the Allegany territory of the Seneca Nation; Kelly Lent-Paul, a financial advisor at HD Vest Advisory Services and senior tax advisor with Fox Financial; and Monica Mattioli, executive director of Alumni Operations at St. Bonaventure.
The program will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the William F. Walsh Science Center at St. Bonaventure; it is free and open to the public.
Kimberly Johnson started her professional career in public accounting and after three years she moved to an accountant/analyst position with CUTCO International. She transferred to KA-BAR in 1999 and was promoted to her current position in 2010. The company nearly doubled its sales from 2010 to 2013. She earned an accounting degree in 1993 from the State University of New York at Geneseo. In December of 2011, she received a master’s in Professional Leadership from St. Bonaventure.
Darlene Miller is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Iroquois confederacy. She was born and raised on the Allegany territory and the city of Salamanca, which is on Seneca land. She is serving a four-year term as Tribal Councilor for the Allegany territory.
Miller was employed for 16 years at the Seneca Nation Health system, where she served as the chief financial officer, acting director and CEO during her tenure. A direct descendant of Chief Cornplanter, she is past president of the Cornplanter Heirs Association and past president of the Six Nation Agriculture Society for the Allegany territory. She is also among the four members of the Repatriation Review Committee for the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Kelly Lent-Paul is an enrolled agent and certified financial planner at Fox Financial. She has been with the Fox organization since 1994. In 2012, she became a national instructor for the National Association of Tax Professionals, an organization that offers continuing education to accountants and attorneys. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and MBA from St Bonaventure. She enjoys speaking to groups about tax and financial planning topics.
Monica Mattioli holds a bachelor's degree in modern languages from St. Bonaventure. She has held various positions, mainly in corporate settings, where she focused on marketing, recruiting, sales/support, and customer care. Her work primarily involved business-to-business interactions in multinational firms such as Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Sentry Group, BMP America, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Early in 2000, she transitioned to higher education, where she specialized in marketing and recruiting, and teaching at the associate, bachelor and master’s levels, in classroom, via hybrid and online. Prior to returning “home” to St. Bonaventure, she served Genesee Community College as associate dean at the Lima, N.Y., campus.
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