• I am an accomplished financial professional with deep, hands-on expertise in audit, quality control, training, inclusion, strategic planning, and development.  Prior to teaching at Trinity University, I was an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) where I was the lead Assurance Partner for companies ranging from large multi-nationals to private equity-backed companies. During my 25-year tenure at EY, I proactively managed experienced professionals on diverse media and entertainment, consumer products, food service, and portfolio company audit engagement teams. 

    I built my career serving clients in challenging environments by building strong relationships with key client executives, Board of Directors, and internal decision makers, while communicating trends, developments, and KPIs. I assembled, developed, and motivated high-performing teams. My cost-effective approaches yielded financial margins consistently in top quartile of my peers. I am a recognized expert in developing audit plans, achieving comprehensive audit results, and presenting opportunities for improvements to client Board Directors and Audit Committees. 

    I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois and Texas.

    Highlights of my work include: 

    • Leading teams advising senior management of a US $3.2 billion advertising and marketing company on financing for acquisitions, extension of debt maturities, and liquidity needs.  
    • Providing expert assessment and valuation for a US $1.5 billion multi-offering video services company for issuance of equity interests and implementation of significant accounting standards, global and domestic. 
    • Managing risk internally at EY in the US-West Region Quality Network as the Operations Leader and the Southwest Region Interim Risk Management Leader by evaluating regional progress, audit quality occurrences, and analyzing executive involvement. 
    • Utilizing internal control expertise to lead EY’s initial internal quality control procedures and provide advice on documentation for service line processes for the adoption of the International Standard of Quality Management (ISQM1) and PCAOB Quality Control standard. 
    • M.B.A. in Business Administration, Texas A&M University
    • B.S. in Advertising, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting