As the Vice President of Accounting, Deborah oversees the Property Operational Accounting for the corporate shared services accounting team. She is responsible for directing and coordinating the external audits for the portfolio and ensuring compliance with accounting and industry standards. Additionally, she develops and maintains the company’s policies and procedures, thereby creating a strong internal control environment, and provides analytics and operational support to the senior management team.
Deborah has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance within the real estate and hospitality industry. Prior to joining First Hospitality, she served as Vice President of Accounting at Spire Hospitality for 5 years, where she oversaw the corporate shared services for accounting and acquisitions. Prior to Spire Hospitality, she served as Senior Vice President of Accounting for 13 years at Shell Vacations, an international timeshare company that was acquired by Wyndham Vacation Ownership in 2012. Deborah previously worked with Deloitte in their Assurance & Advisory segment for 8 years in the San Francisco and Chicago offices, where she specialized in manufacturing, distribution, and not for profit industries. Deborah holds a B.S. in Accounting from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California.
In her free time, Deborah loves to travel and explore places and restaurants with her spouse and three children. She is actively involved in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and can often be found proudly cheering for her kids at numerous sporting events. In addition, Deborah’s fourth child is her golden-doodle dog.
WHEN YOU START WORKING WITH US, YOU’LL QUICKLY SEE WHY OUR FORWARD-THINKING APPROACH SETS US APART.
Whether it’s designing a new property or managing yours, count on us to be a reliable partner that can solve problems before they even appear.