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Michelle Lowrance Honored by Marquis Who's Who in America for Achievements in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology and Project Management

Ms. Lowrance is a dedicated financial executive and consultant

    CAT SPRING, TX, November 28, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Michelle Lowrance has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Lowrance is a proactive, results oriented, profitability-focused professional with an entrepreneurial mindset. She is experienced in the integration of technology, establishment of policies, and development of processes to achieve both financial and operational business objectives, including creating a sound and functional internal control structure. She is highly experienced in addressing business challenges, both financially and operationally, and has the expertise in reengineering business strategies and processes with confidence and the courage to champion change. She is highly strategic in thought and behavior with the intellectual agility to deal comfortably and quickly with complex business issues and encompasses leadership qualities coupled with tactical capabilities. She is a proven negotiator, which enables implementation of enterprise-wide business processes, utilizing both technical and social solutions. These attributes, coupled with a strong accounting, finance and operations background, lead to high growth and assimilation opportunities. She is experienced in the government, engineering, construction, manufacturing, distribution, retail and transportation industries, including revenue recognition policies and processes related to percentage of completion accounting. She is characterized by integrity and high professional standards.

After spending a decade in public accounting with 8 of those years at KPMG, LLP. Ms. Lowrance has utilized the last 20 years working with organizations from Fortune 1000 multi-national, multi-state companies (including federal contractors) to small start-ups and everything in between. She has experience working with both states and the federal government, as well as large cities, counties, and school districts in addition to smaller, rural local governments. She is a demonstrated team leader/builder with a track record for developing cohesive, multi-functional teams to achieve results. She has a history to interface successfully at all levels of the organization using a 'hands on' approach to transferring knowledge and develop capability inside the organization. This approach has repeatedly demonstrated success in empowering the organization to achieve improved results and sustainable performance.

Areas of her expertise include: finance and accounting, systems implementation, business process and continuous improvement, internal controls, financial and operational analysis, cross-functional team leadership, organizational communication, change management, LEAN transformation, forensic accounting, risk and compliance management, and human resources systems, processes, controls, benefits and compliance.

Ms. Lowrance is the owner of NML Solutions, a position as an executive financial consultant, which she has held since 2015. In this role, she has collaborated on diverse projects across a broad range of industries and companies. She held the title of project manager and process advisor for MasTec Inc and the process improvement advisor at Cimarron Energy Inc. in 2017. Additionally, Ms. Lowrance was the acting project manager in process harmonization working with 16 divisions at Enbridge from 2018 to 2019.

Other recent assignments completed by Ms. Lowrance include a role as corporate controller at Oxane Materials Inc from 2013 to 20 15 and an appointment as the implementation consultant for Tyler Technologies from 2012 to 2013. She also served as a LEAN transformation consultant for Noble Energy in 2012, and Nexeo Solutions LLC relied on her expertise to complete a carve out and transition to a new company. Ms. Lowrance was also active as an executive financial consultant for Resources Global Professionals between 2007 and 2010 with various assignments, including extensive work with The Shaw Group, Inc. Subsequently, she was the controller for the US and Latin America/Caribbean region of WorleyParsons.

Ms. Lowrance's business presence extends to even more projects and positions; in fact, she was the corporate controller for Stewart & Stevenson from 1999 to 2001 and advanced to be named the Chief Information Officer there from 2001 through 2003. Another prominent appointment includes her time as the chief accountant and corporate controller at Hastings Entertainment between 2005 and 2006. Ms. Lowrance remains proud of her key role--while the assistant corporate controller at KBR, Inc. from 2006 to 2007-in securing the IPO transition from Haliburton Corporation.

A superb academic background has proven foundational to Ms. Lowrance's professional advancement. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business in 1990, where she was named the Outstanding Non-Traditional Student and graduated with honors, Cum Laude. She also completed coursework for the Executive Master of Business Administration degree at Texas Tech. Ms. Lowrance's industry credentials are broad and include the Chartered Global Management Accountant and the Certified Government Finance Manager designations and certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Furthermore, Ms. Lowrance earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) status from the Pennsylvania State Board of Public Accountancy in 1993 and by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy in 1996.

Ms. Lowrance credits inspirational mentors for her professional success, and she is humbled to have in tum mentored other professionals who have gone on to secure Chief Financial Officer positions in reputable firms. She was previously named to Who's Who in Finance and Industry. In a spirit of collaboration, Ms. Lowrance maintains vital networks through membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of CPAs, International Executive Guild and Financial Executives International. She is also a member of the Association of Government Accountants, and Ms. Lowrance is pleased to interface with like-minded businesswomen in the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), an organization that has recognized her business acumen.

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