Prior to joining Smith & Howard in 2008, Debbie spent more than eight years as Audit and Tax Manager in a local accounting firm. She has more than 19 years of experience in the accounting industry.

Debbie has experience encompasses accounting, auditing, operational risk, business management and advisory services. Her experience also includes the development of internal control policies and procedures to help companies manage strategic, operational and regulatory compliance risks. She leads the firm's Advisory Services group, specializing in SOC engagements and litigation support.

Debbie is Magna Cum Laude graduate of Troy University with a B.B.A. in Accounting. She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves on the Fraud and Forensics Advisory Council and the Accounting and Auditing Conference Task Force. Debbie is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is a former member of the Boards of Directors for St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc. and Emerge Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women through scholarships.