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* 25+ years finance and accounting management experience

* 15+ years not-for-profit organization management and operations experience
Chappelle Howard Business Solutions, Bowie, Maryland.
Independent Finance and Accounting Consultant. Provide accounting and consultin
g services in the areas of financial and accounting management, capacity buildi
ng, strategic planning, administrative infrastructure development, and systems
and process development/review. 1999 to 2003, 2005 to 2006, and 2009-present.
Selected projects include:
* Howard University, Washington, D.C. Reviewed and redesigned comprehensive pol
icies, procedures, techniques and mechanisms to effectively manage, account for
and monitor restricted grant funds.
* Bureau of the Census, United States Department of Commerce, Suitland, Maryland
Managed project to establish internal audit function within Bureau. Reviewed
financial processes to identify internal control weaknesses and recommended solu
* Corporation for Supportive Housing, New York, New York Served as Interim Chie
f Financial Officer, with oversight responsibility for all financial operations.
Reengineered business processes, implemented financial system and hired perman
ent staff.
* Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation), Tysons Corner, Virginia
Served as Quality Assurance Officer for response integration phase of Y2K prepa
rations. Designed and conducted tests of compliance with Y2K policies and proce
National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Oversaw all fiscal and fiduciary operations for $30 million 501(c)(3) organizati
on. Partnered with CEO and engaged Board of Directors and Finance and Audit C
ommittees around issues, trends and changes in operational delivery. Implemente
d process and internal control improvements to maximize and protect organization
s resources. Implemented new accounting principles, including FASB 158, Employ
ers Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and. Other Postretirement Plans. Led
modification of defined benefit plan and implementation of defined contributio
n plan. Devised process for ensuring fair value measurement of alternative inve
stments. 2006 to 2009.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 2005.
Vice President, Finance and Administration, 2003-2005.
Provided leadership to staff in all areas, with direct responsibility for financ
e and accounting, human resources, technology management, facilities and admini
strative services, marketing and event management, media and communications, and
the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference. Balanced needs of members of Congress,
Board of Directors and other stakeholders. Oversaw development and implementa
tion of all operating policies and procedures. Acted for the President in his
absence, in areas of organizational management and public speaking. Served as i
nterim president for five months as Board conducted executive search for CEO.
Worked closely with Board of Directors, including Board Chair and Board Treasure
r, to improve financial and administrative management and accountability in this
$12 million 501(c)(3) organization. 2003 to 2005.
Village Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia.
Chief Operating Officer. Developed administrative and financial infrastructure
for start-up 501(c)(3) organization funded through $18.5 million seed grant fr
om Kellogg Foundation. Managed all day-to-day operations. Provided oversigh
t in areas of staff management and development, financial and fiduciary manag
ement, and operations and administration. Developed organizational policies in
the areas of financial management and accounting; budgeting; administrativ
e management; human resources; grants management and information techno
logy. 1998 to 1999.
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Washi
ngton, D.C.
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Oversaw all financial and administrative
processes, including strategic planning and budgeting, finance and accounting m
anagement, treasury management, taxation, information technology, human resource
s, administrative management, and member recruitment and services. Recommended
and achieved Board-mandated net assets goal for this $10 million membership org
anization. Evaluated business processes and resource allocation, and developed
and implemented strategic changes that supported the Associations vision.
1993 to 1998.
NARAL, Washington, D.C.
Director of Finance and Administration. Oversaw all finance and accounting,
human resources, management information systems and organizational administrati
on for three related companies - a 501(c)(3) foundation, a 501(c)(4) membership
organization, and a political action committee. Served as Treasurer of PAC. De
veloped and monitored annual budgets and supervised preparation of financi
al statements. Worked closely with Board of Directors, participating on Finance
and Budget, Executive, Investment, and Diversity Committees. As managements r
epresentative in labor-management relations matters, successfully negotiated em
ployee union contract. 1991 to 1993.
TVI Corporation, Beltsville, Maryland.
Corporate Controller. Managed financial and accounting operations of publicly-
held government contracting manufacturer. Prepared and filed pertinent financia
l reports required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Coordinated annu
al financial and DCAA audits. Recommended and supervised upgrade of cost acco
unting capabilities to insure compliance with pertinent regulations. Reported
to CEO. 1988 to 1991.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Washington D.C.
Technical Manager. Provided accounting and auditing guidance to the profession
on governmental accounting and auditing matters by issue papers and industry aud
it guides. Developed comment letters to provide guidance to government agencies
regarding federal audit guides and reporting requirements. Monitored and commen
ted on proposed federal legislation. Served as liaison to government agencies,
congressional staff and industry representatives. 1987 to 1988.
The Davis Group, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Director of Finance/Director of Contracts. Oversaw all accounting and financial
operations. Conducted internal controls review and restructured financial acco
unting system for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. D
eveloped bidding and pricing strategies for responses to requests for proposals
(RFPs), considering acceptable risk factors, pricing requirements, analysis of c
ompetition and corporate objectives. Prepared or reviewed all cost proposals, n
egotiated and administered contracts, and coordinated government audits. Serve
d as corporate liaison to prime contractors and clients. Obtained 8(a) statu
s. Reported to CEO. 1986 to 1987.
KPMG Peat Marwick, Washington, D.C.
Audit Manager. Conducted audit engagements for a diversified client base that i
ncluded educational institutions, municipalities, nonprofits and for-profit corp
orations. Coordinated all field activity for audit engagements. Responsible f
or development of overall audit plan and budget; allocation of tasks to staff;
training, supervision and evaluation of staff; identification of accounting pr
oblems; discussion of findings with client management; and preparation of audit
reports. 1982 to 1986.


* Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting, Howard University, magna cum

* National Merit Scholar * General Motors Scholar * Beta Gamma Sigma honor
* Certified Public Accountant - Maryland
* Affiliations - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland As
sociation of CPAs, Greater Washington Society of CPAs, American Society of Asso
ciation Executives, National Association of Black Accountants, Government Financ
e Officers Association