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Work experience

Restaurant Manager

Embassy Suites
Restaurant Manager,; Rogers, AR 2004‐ 2005 Accountable for growth, profitability and corporate service standards as part of a high‐ profile hotel; Led up to 25 staff members through daily service of up to 2000 guests, including room service; Hired, trained and managed all lounge and restaurant service staff.

Financial Associate

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Financial Associate,; Little Rock, AR 6/2007 ‐ 10/2008 Developed and executed comprehensive financial plans for clients in all stages of life; Educated clients and provide financial solutions using advice‐ based process and proprietary software.

Administrative Office Supervisor

Department of Psychology
Administrative Office Supervisor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Little Rock, AR 10/2008 ‐ 8/2012 Maintained precise daily accounting of multiple funds totaling over $400,000; Responsible for all departmental financial, HR and payroll document processing for a busy department of 30+ faculty; Assisted with academic advising for an active student enrollment of 750+; Served on search committee for staff positions; supervised and trained departmental office staff.


Staff Senate Professional Development Committee Chair 2013
University service activities outside job duties: elected as UALR Staff Senate Treasurer(2014‐ 2015), elected as UALR ‐ 2014), selected to serve on three search committees for staff positions, appointed to UALR Community School Task Force and the University Restructuring Operations Task Force.
Aug 2012Present

Director of Finance

College of Arts
Director of Finance,, Letters and Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Little Rock, AR ‐ present Direct the budget and accounting of state and non‐ state expenditurefundsand private donor accounts exceeding $8,000, 000 for the university's largest college; Work with researchers to develop budgets and pre‐ award administration for local, state and federal grant proposals; assist in post‐ award administration of awarded grants in excess of $6,000, 000; Oversee financial activity for 11 academic departments and special programs; review and approve over 1, 200 hiring documents every year for temporary employees; coordinate budget and enrollment tracking for college lecturer accounts, salary reserve funds and private donor accounts; Serve as liaison for the College to UALR academic departments and UALR Financial Services, Procurement, Payroll and Development offices; distribute funds to College departments; develop and implement programs for distributing fee funding to departments; Direct departments on state and university finance and human resources policies and coordinate the development of internal policies and workflows to increase efficiency within the College; Provide support and training(in‐ person sessions and group sessions) for College administrative staff and chairs; Coordinate logistics and budgets for renovation and construction projects; Assist auxiliary volunteer service boards in preparing financial and membership reports. Serve as treasurer for community organizations and for fund‐ raising events.



University of Arkansas at Little Rock