Born and raised in Minnesota where I earned a BS degree in Accounting and passed the CPA exam before spending three years in public accounting. Determined to get out of the cold climate, I moved to California to begin a long career in the Insurance Industry with various roles including Vice President and Controller of Transamerica’s $50 billion Life Insurance and Investments Group. The contraction in the insurance industry gave me the opportunity to be involved in several mergers and acquisitions over the years and exposure to different accounting groups and their financial tools. I have always had a passion for financial analysis and forecasting. Working for Alliant provides a more focused perspective on what it takes to operate a successful business in a competitive industry.