Laurie Tarpey has over 18 years of experience in accounting, beginning in Big Four public accounting and followed by leading finance, IT, facilities, and operations at entrepreneurial for-profit companies. She is now the CFO for a large regional nonprofit in Northern Virginia. She specializes in strategic financial analysis, operations management, budget leadership, and contract negotiations. Laurie is a member of the AICPA, the Virginia Society of CPAs, and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. She also serves on the Finance Committee of the Finance and Administration Roundtable, a DC area association dedicated exclusively to nonprofit financial and administrative professionals. She is a CPA with a degree in economics-accounting from Holy Cross College, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a certificate in nonprofit executive management from Georgetown University. Other publications include Three Things I’ve Learned as a Nonprofit CFO since Making the Leap From the For-Profit Sector and How to Lead Change Management.