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, financial analysis and metrics, annual audits and tax preparation, and budgeting and cash flow projections. She works closely with the asset managers and development teams to analyze budgets and cash flow of the assets under management.
Deborah has been engaged in the practice of accounting for over 28 years, beginning her career with KPMG auditing banks and insurance companies and other heavily-regulated industries. Her career includes diversified financial management positions in a wide variety of industries including; life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, pharmaceutical product development and distribution, and real estate development.
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, an MA from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She earned the CPA designation in 1993.