Aycha’s father’s career as a statistics professor at UWM & UW-Whitewater is what brought her parents to Milwaukee. Her mother established herself in accounting and information systems, and her older brother, based in the United Kingdom, enjoys a successful career in international finance.
Aycha served on her high school Student Council, danced Turkish folklore and performed at the International Folk Fair. While attending UW-Madison she was involved in the Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity/society and in the Turkish Student group.
Aycha Sirvanci Sawa’s City career began as an auditor in 2010. In less than a year she was promoted to Lead Auditor, and then to Audit Manager in early 2012. As a manager, she conducted an in-depth audit risk assessment in order to gauge a multi-year audit plan that covered high and medium risk areas of the city. The division also underwent comprehensive policies and procedures improvements, bringing the department to be Yellowbook compliant.
Ayca Sirvanci Sawa, CPA has a proven track record and valuable experience, boasting over a decade of experience accurately managing, analyzing and reporting the City’s fiscal activities with complete transparency.
Prior to becoming Deputy Comptroller, she served as the City’s Accounting Director, assuring the accuracy of the City’s financial statements, and implementing annually new Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements.
In January 2017, she was appointed Deputy Comptroller where she is responsible for eight divisions within the Comptroller’s office and administrating all HR related activities.
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Living under death threats for his Gulen cult connections, journalist Doğan is awarded the Royal Medal of Honor for his 28 years of community work and integration efforts in the Turkish-Dutch media.
Having served as Deputy Comptroller for 3 years, Turkish-American Şırvancı won the runoff election for City Comptroller in Milwaukee with over 50% of the vote in a tightly contested race.
Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) co-director lawyer Veysel Ok receives the 2020 Freedom of Expression award in the campaigning category for defending journalists in Turkey.
Boasting numerous academic affiliations in the US, Turkish-American doctor Çilingiroğlu is one of the key reference on Turkish television. The ongoing Coronavirus coverage made him a household name.
Teaching disadvantaged kindergarteners, Bayazıt is shortlisted among 12,000 nominations in 140 countries for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, in partnership with UNESCO.
Turkish-German scientist Sahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech is teaming up with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to develop and distribute a vaccine for Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Turkish-German scientist Tureci serves as the Chief Medical Officer at her husband Ugur Sahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech, developing a vaccine for Coronavirus.
Post-doctoral researcher in migration and refugees at University of Oxford, Korkmaz’s work 'Memoirs in my suitcase' on Turkish immigrants is on exhibit at the Pitt Rivers Museum in London.
With more than 20 years of experience in implementing planning, pricing and optimization solutions in global companies in U.S. and Europe, Denizeri made it to this year's Pro's to Know list.
Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines invites all world citizens to explore the planet, with a clip that features the global journeys of three Americans who flew outside the US for the first time with Turkish Airlines.
Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
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