Chief Financial Officer
Deborah joined Blue Heron in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Deborah directs all aspects of finance for Blue Heron including financial reporting, fund administration, fund metrics reporting, annual audits and tax preparation, budgeting, and cash flow projections. She works closely with the Blue Heron’s asset management and development teams to analyze budgets and cash flow of the investment properties.
Deborah has been engaged in the practice of accounting for over 28 years, beginning her career with KPMG auditing banks, insurance companies, and other heavily-regulated industries. Her career includes diversified financial management positions in a variety of industries including real estate investment, operations, and development, life, health, property, and casualty insurance, and pharmaceutical product development and distribution.
Previously she served as Vice President of Financial Development for Universal American, Director of Finance for Lek Pharmaceuticals, and, most recently as Chief Financial Officer for The Martin Organization, a real estate conglomerate with development, commercial, and residential holdings as well as self-storage facility development and management.
Deborah has held treasury and other positions on several non-profit Boards including Cape Fear Literacy Council, Wilmington Child Advocacy Commission, and The Penn State Alumni Association of Wilmington NC.
Deborah received a BS in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and an MA from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She earned the CPA designation in 1993.