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When: Thursday, July 24th, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: UPS World Headquarters
55 Glenlake Parkway
NE Atlanta, Georgia  30328
United States

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Jeff Chin, National President of Ascend, and Mie Igarashi, President of Ascend Greater Atlanta Chapter, cordially invite you to celebrate the appointment of Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti to the Standing Advisory Group (SAG) of the PCAOB for the 2014-2016 term.  PCAOB reached out to Ascend last year seeking qualified candidates and Ascend nominated Dr. Ramamoorti to the position.

As part of the evening program, Dr. Ramamoorti will offer brief highlights of the topics discussed at the most recent PCAOB SAG meeting in June 2014." His presentation and overview will be followed by a panel discussion with Mr. Mo (Mohammad) Azam, Vice President, Internal Audit & Compliance of UPS and Mr. Randy Addington, SEC Reviewing Partner of KPMG LLP.   The event will be held from 5:30pm– 8:30pm at UPS World Headquarters with welcoming remarks by Mr. Kurt Kuehn, CFO of UPS.  Following the informative panel discussion, please join the reception to meet with senior financial executives and expand your network.

We look forward to celebrating Dr. Ramamoorti's success and hope that many of you will be able to join this celebration, featuring a recap of current developments in the profession, and a tremendous networking opportunity.



Date:              Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Time:              5:30pm to 8:30pm, includes networking reception

Location:       UPS World Headquarters, 55 Glenlake Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30328



5:30 - 6:15 pm

Registration and pre-event networking


6:15 - 6:45 pm

Welcome remarks:  Mr. Kurt Kuehn, CFO, UPS

Opening remarks and introduction of Dr. Sri Ramamoorti: Mr. Jeff Chin, Ascend National President

Highlights of June 24-25, 2014 PCAOB SAG meeting:  Dr. Sri Ramamoorti, PCAOB Standing Advisory Group member, Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Accountancy, and Director, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University,  Ascend National Board member


6:45 - 7:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Sri Ramamoorti

Panelists:  Mr. Mo (Mohammad) Azam, Vice President, Internal Audit & Compliance, UPS

Mr. Randall R. Addington, Partner, KPMG LLP


7:30 - 8:30 pm

Networking reception


Registration: If you are interested in participating, please use the registration link above or submit your full name and company name to or by Monday, July 21, 2014.


Parking: When you get to the UPS World Headquarters facility, proceed to Building 3 and go through the visitor gate. You can park at a visitor parking deck.

Speaker Profile


Jeff Chin     National President of Ascend/ Retired partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Jeff is a founder and inaugural  president of Ascend,  the premier non- profit organization  dedicated to enhancing the presence, influence and visibility of current and future Pan Asian business leaders. He is passionate about diversity and the importance of giving back to the Pan Asian and business community, such that he devotes full time as the volunteer leader of Ascend. Ascend, started in June 2005, has rapidly grown to become the largest, premier national non–profit Pan Asian membership organization for business professionals with over 8000 members and 46 professional and student chapters which includes, the National Association of Asian MBAs, NAAMBA, which joined the Ascend family in 2013 and is now an international organization through the establishment of Ascend in Canada.


Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti    Associate Professor of Accounting and Director--Board Culture & Behavioral Dynamics, CorporateGovernance Center, Kennesaw State University , Ascend National Board member

Dr. Ramamoorti has a unique, blended academic-practitioner background with over 30 years of experience in academia, auditing, and consulting. After earning his Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from The Ohio State University, Dr. Ramamoorti served on the University of Illinois’ accountancy faculty. He has been a principal in the Professional Standards Group of Andersen Worldwide, was National Sarbanes Oxley Advisor for Ernst & Young LLP, a corporate governance partner with Grant Thornton LLP, and a principal of Infogix Advisory Services, Infogix, Inc.

Kurt Kuehn   Chief Financial Officer, UPS

Kurt Kuehn, UPS's Chief Financial Officer, has been on the front lines of UPS's transformation from a private U.S.-focused small package delivery company to one of the world's largest publicly-traded logistics companies with more than 398,000 employees. Today, he is responsible for all activities related to accounting, finance, financial planning, taxes and treasury. He also is the liaison to the investor, finance and analyst community. Kuehn is a member of the UPS Management Committee, a group of the company's most senior executives who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. A native of South Bend, Ind., he attended Yale University and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Miami. He also is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of Business.

Mo Azam    VP Internal Audit and Compliance & Ethics, UPS

Mohammad (Mo) Azam is the Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit and Compliance & Ethics.  In his current role, Mo is responsible for global audit, compliance and ethics related activities for UPS. As the Chief Audit Executive of UPS, Mo reports administratively to Teri McClure, the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of UPS, and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. He also oversees the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process for UPS. Mo received his bachelor’s in Accounting and MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the State of California, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He is also Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).


Randall R. Addington     Partner, KPMG LLP

Randy is an audit partner with KPMG LLP (KPMG). He serves in the Atlanta office within the Industrial Manufacturing (IM) and Consumer Markets (CM) practices and is also a member of the Information and Communication (I&C) industry team. In addition, Randy serves as an SEC Reviewing partner, an IFRS Reviewing partner, as well as a Financial Derivatives Resource partner. He has been with KPMG in the Atlanta office for over 31 years. His clients have been primarily public companies, both large and small, as well as several leverage buyout companies operating almost exclusively in the IM, CM and I&C industries.

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