INDUSTRY OF EXPERTISE
Aileen Eskildsen, CPA, is a Director at Ellin & Tucker and serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). In her role as COO, Aileen oversees the firm’s daily business operations and personnel management. She works closely with the firm’s leadership team on the execution of firm strategy and long-term vision.
Her passion for and focus on the professional development of future leadership has strengthened the continuing education, training and mentoring programs at the firm. Emphasis on these career-building skills has accelerated the firm’s success in building and retaining high-quality talent.
In 2009, Aileen provided the guidance and mentorship necessary for a group of young leaders at Ellin & Tucker to develop the Giving Back Committee, an internal group dedicated to donating time and energy to philanthropic initiatives throughout Maryland. More than five years later, this committee remains highly active with Aileen serving a supervisory leadership role. Under her oversight, the Giving Back Committee has worked with over 40 different charitable organizations, logging over 2,000 hours of community service and donating more than 2,500 items.
Aileen has been tapped by Baltimore Business Journal and I95 Business Magazine to share her insights on female millennials in the workplace, recruitment efforts of Baltimore businesses and experience growing future leaders. Aileen also remains heavily vested in the professional development of future accounting professionals on a collegiate level. Additionally, Aileen has been a guest speaker and panelist, as well as guest lecturer, for several panel discussions and events hosted by Towson University’s College of Business and Economics Program, Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business, on topics including women’s leadership, technical accounting, and career development.
Aileen earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Towson University and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Aileen is an active member of the following organizations:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
- Member of Executive Alliance (formally Network 2000)
Chair, Finance Committee
- Governor Hogan Appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Maryland Legal Services Corporation
- Member of the Loyola University Maryland Accounting Advisory Board
Chair, Student Development and Mentor Committees
- Member of the Towson University Accounting Advisory Board
- Women to Watch “Emerging Leader” – AICPA
- Outstanding Alumnus Award – Towson University Accounting Department
- Top 100 Women – The Daily Record
PUBLISHED THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Follow the links below to read Aileen’s contributions to regionally recognized publications: