President & Golden West Council Delegate - Betty Cossitt
Betty is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). After fourteen years as a lecturer at UNR, she retired from full-time teaching in 2014. She is currently the Accounting Manager at US Polyco, Inc. a manufacturer of polymer modified asphalt products. Betty worked at Ernst & Young LLP in Reno to earn her CPA license and earned her CMA in 2013. She previously served on the Reno Area Chapter Board as Education VP and liaison between the Board and UNR. Her hobbies include local travel, domestic travel and international travel.
Past President - Sherry McCormick
Sherry earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from California State University at Chico. Sherry is Past-President of the Golden West Council of IMA, Co-Leader for Girl Scout Troop #1141, and Past President of the Reno Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Sherry is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and an Adult Volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America.
Administration VP - Nancy Lane
Nancy is a CMA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Biola University is Southern California. She currently works as the Accounting Department Manager for Aervoe Industries, a leading manufacturer of industrial paint products located in the Carson Valley. Her prior work includes Controller and CFO positions with a $100 million computer chip manufacturer and also with a commercial building specialty contractor in Southern California. She has extensive computer accounting experience with complete system transfer/installations with multiple platforms for different companies. She loves living in Northern Nevada for the past 12+ years and enjoys cooking, baking and hiking/snowshoeing in the Sierra Mountains
Membership VP - Scott Berry
Scott loves business and has spent most of his career as a financial executive with broad experience in accounting and financial management. This experience includes manufacturing entities, financial consulting, strategic planning and SEC reporting. Experience with early-stage start ups as well as established companies. Scott also has several years experience managing supply chain operations for both manufacturing and design/outsourcing consumer product companies. Experience with outsourced manufacturing operations in China and the Philippines.
Treasurer - Teresa Lennon
Teri Lennon is a CPA and CMA and currently works in Benefits Accounting for TriNet, a strategic partner to small business for HR, benefits, payroll, employment law compliance and risk reduction. She has worked in many different areas in her career, in both public and privately held companies, with expertise in cost accounting, financial reporting, policies and procedures and internal controls. In her work experience, she has traveled as far away as Singapore and Hong Kong. Those early business trips ignited her love for travel. Away from the office, Teri is planning future travel, reading or skiing.
Secretary & Golden West Council Delegate - Robin Higginbotham
Robin Higginbotham is G/L Accountant for two of Eldorado Resorts (ERI) Reno, NV properties, Eldorado Reno and Silver Legacy. She has over twenty years accounting experience in the gaming industry having previously worked as a Senior Accountant at Boomtown Casino. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Accounting from California State University Chico. In her free time, Robin enjoys traveling around the West, motorcycle riding, listening to music, skiing, and spending time with family, friends, and her furry children.
Accountech Director & Golden West Council Delegate - Tim Grant
Tim Grant, MBA, is the President of Business Solution Providers in Reno, NV. BSP specializes in third-party inventory and manufacturing software products that integrate with QuickBooks. The company provides Needs Assessments to businesses looking for an inventory or manufacturing software solution. Once a choice is made, the BSP team can provide setup, training and implementation services to sync the company’s goals with the capabilities of software. Tim has practiced public and private accounting for over twenty years in the service and manufacturing industries. He is an advanced-certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, the National Advisor Network and The Sleeter Group. He is a former enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force.
Director of Student Activities - Robert Hickman
Robert Hickman is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is pursuing a second degree in Finance after having just received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He is an active fraternity member, student member of the IMA, and member of Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society. Robert is currently a Staff Accountant with US Polyco, Inc. He is interested in applying his accounting knowledge within the health care or technology industries.
Director-at-large - Justin Sherman
Webmaster & Communication VP - Lorena Montes
Lorena Montes graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno where she is earned a B.S degree in Accounting and Information Systems with a minor in Spanish Translation. She is a member of the IMA and was an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, UNR's accounting honor society. Lorena enjoys being creative and has a passion for working for the betterment of the community. She is always open to learning opportunities where she can grow both professionally and at a personal level. Lorena keeps the IMA website up to date.