Billie Ida Williamson, Forrester and Company.

According to Forrester and Company, “Billie served as a Senior Assurance Partner of Ernst & Young LLP until her retirement at the end of 2011. She began her career at EY in 1974 and spent the first 19 years in the assurance practice, becoming a partner in 1984. She then left to become CFO of AMX Corp. in Dallas where she helped lead the Company’s successful IPO. Billie subsequently became Senior Vice President, Finance of Marriott International, Inc. in Washington, D.C. She rejoined EY in 1998 in EY’s Center for Strategic Transactions. As a senior client-serving partner at EY, Billie was responsible for some of the firm’s largest global accounts in the aerospace and defense, technology and other industries. She is a specialist in financial reporting, internal controls and compliance with complex regulations as well as accounting for family limited partnerships and trusts. Billie currently serves on the Boards of Directors of CSRA, Inc., Energy Future Holdings Corporation, Pentair plc and Extrusions, Inc. Billie previously served on the boards of Annie’s, Inc., Exelis, Inc. and Janus Capital Group, Inc. prior to their respective acquisitions by General Mills, Inc., Harris Corporation and Henderson Group, plc. Billie has over 40 years of experience in public accounting and business. She graduated with a BBA from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.”

To hear more from Billie Ida Williamson, watch the episode she participated in on the McCuistion Program by following this link.

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