Baltimore, Md. – Ellin & Tucker, the Baltimore-based public accounting and business consulting firm, announced today that Aileen Eskildsen, CPA, a director and administrative partner in charge of professional development at the firm, has been named one of The Daily Record’s 2018 Top 100 Women for a second year.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be in the company of such an accomplished group of professionals, and I’m grateful to The Daily Record for recognizing each of us,” said Eskildsen. “Today, more than ever, Ellin & Tucker is focused on the recruitment, hiring and progression of a diverse employee base, including strengthening the presence of women as professionals in our firm.” She continued, “Ellin & Tucker has been incredibly supportive of my professional growth and it’s a passion of mine to reflect back that support by helping our female professionals continue to elevate their careers with us.”
Eskildsen began her career at Ellin & Tucker over 20 years ago. In 2008, when one of the firm’s co-founders retired, Aileen identified a need for the longevity of the firm to be protected, cultivated and advanced. Seeing that the most effective way to do this was to invest in the development of its staff, she revamped the firm’s professional development program. As the leader of the program, Aileen oversees career development, directs continuing education, training and mentoring programs and manages the firm’s young professionals in order to successfully prepare them for future firm leadership.
Eskildsen has demonstrated professional excellence, a commitment to the community and a commitment to mentoring both women and the next generation. She was recently appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation’s nine-member board of directors, through which she works to make grants to not-for-profit organizations for the provision of civil legal assistance to low-income persons. She is also an active member of the Executive Alliance, a Baltimore-based, invitation-only organization dedicated to championing and promoting the advancement of women within their chosen fields.Additionally, Eskildsen currently serves on advisory board of Loyola University and is a past advisory board member of Towson University; and she helped form the board of trustees for The Legacy School, which serves children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
The Top 100 Women program was launched in 1996 to recognize outstanding female leaders who are not only leading the way professionally but are also dedicating their time and energy to community work and mentoring. Winners are selected by past Top 100 Women and business leaders.
The 21st annual awards ceremony for the Top 100 Women will be held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday, April 23, 2018. More information about the event can be found at http://thedailyrecord.com/top-100-women.