Spring 2021 Human Interest Feature – Welcoming Our New Young Professionals Group Co-Leaders

Written by: Brianna Adams, Coordinator, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia is excited to announce our recently appointed Young Professionals Group Co-leaders – Citrin Cooperman’s Karly Clark and Johnson, Kendall & Johnson’s Michael McGuire.

Karly is a member of Citrin Cooperman’s International Tax Group. She specializes in US tax compliance and planning for individuals with international tax matters. A CPA with more than six years of experience, Karly is a contributing writer on international taxation and serves clients in an array of industries including entertainment, finance, and professional services. Outside of work, Karly enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved daughter, Kylie, who will be celebrating her second birthday this August.

Michael is Vice President of Commercial Insurance at Johnson, Kendall & Johnson (JKJ). Michael is responsible for both the management of insurance programs for existing clients, and the development of new client relationships. His clients span numerous industries, such as Healthcare, Manufacturing/Distribution, and Nonprofit. Through the Institutes, Michael has earned both the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.  Outside of work, Michael is involved with several nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia, including Bethesda Project, YouthBuild Philadelphia, Starfinder Foundation, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2015, where he graduated summa cum laude. In his free time, Michael is an avid golfer and Jeopardy enthusiast.

Karly and Michael have been actively involved with the BABCPHL during the past several years. Both Citrin Cooperman and JKJ are Club Level members, sponsoring and participating in all BABCPHL activities.  Our events have enabled Karly to develop new relationships with BABCPHL members from different industries and backgrounds. Karly says, “this has been instrumental in expanding my own knowledge and personal growth.” She also reports she enjoys the opportunity to promote the Young Professionals Group to other individuals. Michael also values the diverse group of individuals he connects with through the BABCPHL, and the unique event opportunities the Organization provides. Michael says, “I have a particular affinity for British food and drink, and UK-related sporting event programs.”

Karly and Michael are excited to begin their journey as BABCPHL YPG Co-Leaders. Both have high hopes and expectations about how they can expand the program. Karly plans to work to increase awareness about the Young Professionals Group and to ensure BABCPHL members continue to take advantage of the resources the Organization offers. She is excited she and Michael have the opportunity to contribute to the organization in which they have been participating in for the past several years. They know they will face unique challenges, but are optimistic they will be able to experiment with innovative ways to connect and engage with BABCPHL membership, and tackle problems head-on. Michael is hopeful about being able to host several in-person events this year (if government restrictions allow) and to grow the BABCPHL YPG membership base by getting current member companies involved and by looking for young professionals outside of the BABCPHL membership. He is excited to work with Karly to forge new paths and opportunities for the BABCPHL YPG during these dynamic and unpredictable times. Michael is also looking forward to helping young Philadelphia-based professionals expand their network to the UK market.

The BABCPHL is honored to welcome Karly and Michael to their new role as Young Professionals Group Co-Leaders. We cannot wait to see how the program evolves with Karly and Michael’s creative ideas and dedication.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Baker Tilly
  • Citrin Cooperman
  • Duane Morris
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  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Forensic Resolutions
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Olympus
  • Penn Medicine