Judy Ann Byrd, MBA, CPA
Senior Vice President of Operations
Judy’s charge is to implement efficient and effective processes that enable everyone at the Company to perform to the best of their abilities. Judy’s goals are to foster an environment that allows employees to focus on the roles that bring life and success to the Company, afford employees with a place to build their career, and to contribute with other leadership on a vision for future growth.
Every day is an opportunity to gain experience and improve. Judy’s philosophy developed over 30 years of diverse professional experience and a lifetime of personal experience.
She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Economics and earned an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Baltimore. Early focus on core accounting and auditing in public accounting developed her foundation for basic business principles, finance, and customer service attitude. Transitioning to consulting roles provided experience in corporate turnaround and bankruptcy administration, which afforded insight into business structures that work and those that do not. She also traveled worldwide investigating how companies in various industries recorded and reported royalty obligations, uncovering dramatic underpayments for clients in this niche industry. She attributes her success to an ability to develop rapport and her sincere interest in others’ ideas, thought processes, and perspectives.
Judy enjoys live performances of any kind, active outdoor activities, and the serenity felt when near open water.