I graduated from the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance. I also have over 34 years accounting experience, with over 28 of those years in the hospitality industry. I started in hospitality in 1986 as an Assistant Controller for McKibbon Brothers, Inc. Then in 1988, I was promoted to Controller and I was responsible for their accounting functions and their full-service portfolio. In 1996, I was promoted to Vice President of Accounting which coincided with the decision of John McKibbon to develop a web based accounting software application which was specific to the hospitality industry. My experience with accounting systems was useful because I assisted in the development of specifications for the accounting application which we know today as Accounting Core. That was the first M3 product and we now have over 5,000 hotels online. I also have experience in control environments and accounting system development, which really suits the role of M3 Professional Services and the accounting services we provide within the hotel industry.