Joann is a Partner in Grant Thornton’s Atlantic Coast Advisory Services Practice specializing in Business Risk Services. Joann leads Grant Thornton’s National Hospitality sector and co-leads the Real Estate practice in the Atlantic Coast region. Joann has more than 20 years of combined experience in public accounting, private industry and business consulting including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, internal audit services, business process improvement and risk management. Her experience includes audit services within a national CPA firm, SEC financial reporting and Controller positions in multi-national publicly traded companies. Joann has significant experience in the real estate industry, specifically within hotel, retail, multi-family and commercial office real estate investment trusts (REITs). Joann also has significant experience in the technology industry and international market, having spent five years as a North America Controller for a public UK software company.
Joann is a graduate of Syracuse University, and a licensed CPA in the states of Maryland and Virginia.
Joann actively participates in the Hiring our Heroes initiative and is a former board member and audit committee chair of a performing arts and education center.
Member, American Institute of CPAs
Member, MD Technology Council (GT)
Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (GT)
Member, United States Equestrian Foundation
Member, United State Hunter Jumper Association