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Central Atlantic Region Chapter

Central Atlantic Region IOFM Chapter Leadership

Debra Richardson

Debra is an Accounts Payable speaker, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in AP, AR, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors, and Aramark.

For ten years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Maintenance, and implemented a vendor self-registration portal for 140k+ global vendors across five ERPs. In her consultancy, she focuses on authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraud in the vendor master file. For two years she was President of the Oklahoma Central Region IOFM Chapter.

Debra now focuses on helping accounts payable teams protect the vendor master file from fraud. She hosts a weekly podcast: “Putting the AP in hAPpy”.

Dawn Butler, APM, APPM, CPRS
Vice President

Dawn is an Accounts Payable Manager at HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) where she has been for the last 10 years.

She started her career in the HR arena, but switched to accounting and now has over 25 years of experience in AP. She is always pushing the envelope with automation and process improvement. 

Dawn has been an IOFM Member since about 2010. She has been APM Certified since 2018, APPM Certified since 2020, and CPRS Certified since 2018.

Kimberly Hewell, APM, CPRS
Membership Chair 

Kimberly is Director, Accounting Services at Ingram Marine Group. She oversees the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable teams.

She has been with Ingram for 20 years and is involved with process improvements for both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. She also works closely with Procurement and General Accounting on other financial projects.

Kimberly was previously involved with the former IOFM Nashville Chapter. In that role, she maintained the membership list and scheduled and hosted meetings.

Jen Huffman, APM, APPM, CPRS

Jen is Director, Process Consulting at Symbeo, a CorVel Company. She collaborates closely with clients and internal teams to optimize their automation solutions and uncover operational efficiencies.

Her career path includes roles as Senior Manager, Procure to Pay, and Senior Manager, Global Process Owner at UPMC and Evoqua Water Technologies.

Jen holds an MBA with a business analytics certificate from Robert Morris University as well as a bachelor's degree in accounting. Additionally, she is certified by IOFM as an Accounts Payable Manager (APM) and Procure-to-Pay Solution Consultant (APPSC). She also serves as an IOFM Advisory Panelist.

The Central Atlantic Region Chapter will network and share ideas regarding their processes, internal controls, compliance, and regulations.

The ideas shared in our IOFM Chapter will generate best practices and improvements that our members can use to overcome common business challenges.

Outside of our annual conferences, our chapter will provide our area financial operations community the opportunity to meet on a quarterly basis.

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Please contact:

Debra Richardson, [email protected]

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