As an accomplished author, executive and business owner. She has over 20 years of accounting and financial management experience for both profit and non-profit organizations. Fern is a servant leader who is passionately committed to helping businesses grow and achieve top results. In addition she is just as passionate about giving back to communities especially those where she can help to empower women and girls. She has served in the capacity of an Executive Finance person for the past 10 years for companies ranging from $5 Million to over a billion in revenue. She led companies through many “first times” to name a few; financial audits, transition from cash to accrual, implementation of departmental budgets, establishments of month-end close processes, M&A processes, system integrations and migrations and consolidations. In addition, she has worked with non-profits both externally and internally helping with restructuring, board development, internal controls, and significant annual expense reduction and improved cash flow
Fern has served on many boards serving in the capacity of Treasurer to Co-Chair and on the Board of Directors for well-known non-profit organizations where she helped to formalize processes and move the company toward profitable goals. Fern has an MBA in Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Business Management from Eckerd College. She is a 2013 graduate of Dale Carnegie Institute where she received the 2013 Highest Achievement Award.
Fern is the mother of three handsome boys and one beautiful girl. She and her husband have been a part of the Atlanta community for the past ten years. When she isn’t being a wife, mom or career sister she enjoys reading literature on personal growth, going to the spa to replenish or brainstorming about how she can help to improve the lives of women of color.