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Ken Gurrola, MBA ’95, receives the 2010 Inaugural LBSA Distinguished Latino Alumni Award

11/03/2010

Ken Gurrola, MBA ’95, the KBRO’s General Counsel for Kaufman Bros., L.P. receives the 1st Distinguished Latino Alumni Award from the Latino Business Students Association (LBSA)


Ken Gurrola, MBA ’95, is KBRO’s General Counsel for Kaufman Bros., L.P. and a proud member of Hispanic (Mexican-American) and Native American (Navajo) communities. Before joining KBRO, Gurrola served as Audit Vice President for JPMorgan Chase where he represented the firm before FINRA, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve regarding compliance and audit issues concerning all lines of business. His expertise includes regulatory compliance (securities, BSA/AML, FINRA, tax), risk management, finance and accounting. He has advised 52 percent of private equity firms with $2+ billion AUM at Ernst & Young (manager), KPMG (senior manager), and Deloitte & Touche (senior associate).

Gurrola connects 1,000+ active contacts for KBRO and Cornell. He serves on boards for Cornell University Council (adjunct to the Board of Trustees), Cornell Mosaic (diversity and inclusion) and Cornell Federation (representing 240,000+ alumni globally). Gurrola received a BA from UCLA, an MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and a JD from UC Hastings. He is a member of the New York and California state bars.

The Latino Business Students Association (LBSA) created the Distinguished Latino Alumni Award as a legacy to the Johnson’s Latino student body and its alumni.  The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and significant contribution to their profession, community/society, and to the Johnson School.  It also serves to honor Johnson alumni who have helped with the advancement of Latinos within the business industry.  LBSA is honored to have selected Ken Gurrola as the first recipient of this prestigious award.

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