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. This lead to my promotion as the Executive Vice President of M3 Professional Services where my accounting background, along with my managerial skills, allowed me to grow a new department. Now that I have taken on more fiduciary responsibilities at M3, being elevated to the Execucutive Vice President of Finance made a perfect marriage between my skillsets and the needs of M3.