Brenda leads the accounting department for both Starlight and EPIC, including the establishment and maintenance of the organization's accounting principles, system of internal controls, maintenance accounting records and the preparation of financial statements and related management reports. In addition, she prepares annuals budgets, implements budgetary controls, appraises operating results, operating policies, trends and opportunities and finally, assists the organization in the development of annual and long-term planning. Brenda was fortunate to be a finalist in the Kansas City Business Journals CFO of the Year in 2008. Brenda graduated from University of Missouri, Kansas City Summa Cum Laude in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Her background is in public accounting, working at KPMG as an audit manager and ran her own consulting business prior to joining Starlight Theatre in 2001.