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Mary Ann Burns, '75 Accounting

Mary Anne Burns

Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Aero Controls, Inc.
Location: Kent, WA

Certified Public Accountant – State of Washington

Mary Ann Burns is 1975 graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She graduated Summa Cum Laude.

After graduation she joined Ernst and Young in their offices in Washington State where she worked on audits, taxes and consulting principally for health care organizations. She later joined Shannon & Associates, LLP in Kent, Washington as a Partner where she oversaw the accounting and auditing practice serving closely held businesses, non-profits and employee benefit plans. She also has experience in tax preparation, tax planning and tax audits.

After 21 years Ms. Burns left public accounting and joined Aero Controls, Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer in 1996. Aero Controls is a successful closely held aviation company formed in 1984 and located in the Pacific Northwest. In this role she oversees all accounting, financial, tax, risk management, human resources and information technology areas for the company. In addition, she oversees the same for the numerous outside investments of the founders of Aero Controls.

Ms. Burns is a CPA and CGMA. She is a career-long member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Cascade Regional Blood Services since 1996 and is the Treasurer of this non-profit organization. She has served on numerous other non-profit and civic boards and committees throughout her career.

Mary Ann is married to Terry who graduated from Florida State in 1975. They have two daughters, one who graduated from Florida State and the other from the University of Washington.



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