Central Atlantic Region Chapter Leadership

Debra Richardson
Co-President

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”.

Lori Terlecki, APM
Co-President

Lori has more than 20 years of diverse experience in the Operations Accounting and Procure to Pay space. Her career has spanned roles including External Audit, Internal Audit, General Accounting, Tax and now Operations Accounting. She currently serves as Senior Director of Operations Accounting with Tractor Supply Company where she been for the past 16 years. Prior to joining Tractor Supply, Lori held roles at Renal Care Group and Ernst & Young.

Lori currently leads a 44-person team, comprised of on-shore and off-shore team members, covering the accounting disciplines of Accounts Payable, Inventory Control and Cost of Sales Accounting. Her teams are responsible for ensuring timely, accurate payment and processing of almost $8 billion in annual invoice payments as well as oversight of accounting and reconciliation of $2.0 billion in inventory and associated cost of sales for the 2,000 store TSC chain. She has a proven track record of continuous improvement driving efficiencies and scale in her organization. Lori is also passionate about personal and professional development, both for herself and her team. She has been a member of IOFM since 2018 and currently serves on the IOFM Advisory Panel.

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

Trelidia Johnson, APM, CPRS
Secretary

Trelidia Johnson is Senior Accounts Payable Manager, North America, for WSP Golder. She manages a team of 20 individuals processing over $ 100M a year in multicurrency vendor invoices and employee expense reimbursements. She has 15 years of experience in finance and accounting, working in private and public sectors, including retail, professional sports entertainment, community development, and environmental engineering industries.

Her broad range of experience with Carter’s Osh Kosh, Atlanta Spirit, Habitat for Humanity, and WSP Golder has given her the opportunity to collaborate with individuals in reaching a common goal of building up individuals while exceeding expectations.

Originally from California, Trelidia has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in Accounting from Strayer University.

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.

 

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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