Drury Spotlight: Kurman Rysal '13

Shortly after graduating with Accounting and CIS degree in May 2013, Kurman began his career in Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. After spending over three years in PwC's Fayetteville, Arkansas office, where he worked on various clients, primarily in Power & Utilities and Retail & Consumer industries, he transferred to San Jose, California office in October 2016 to pursue his professional interests in Technology industry. While in Fayetteville and San Jose, Kurman was included as part of the firm's early promotion policy for his promotions to Assurance Senior Associate in January 2016 and Assurance Manager in January 2018. Since moving to San Jose, Kurman has been a part of an audit engagement team of Tesla, Inc.

"Looking back, almost 5 years after my graduation, I can tell for certain that I made the right decision by attending Drury University. The exceptional quality of education I received and life-long relationships that I built while at Drury are unparalleled. One relationship in particular that I treasure the most is with Breech Accounting Professor, Dr. Penny Clayton, who, despite her busy schedule, always took time to get to know her students' professional interests and aspirations, provided invaluable support throughout their time at Drury, and ensured that all other graduating students were well-prepared for their chosen careers or postgraduate education plans. Any successes I have had during my professional career can be unequivocally attributed to the education I received at Drury and the support I received from Dr. Clayton."