Since 1989, Steve has provided assurance, consulting, and other accounting services. His experience includes five years with a Big Four firm in a Director capacity. His industries served include government, not-for-profit, for-profit, insurance, and health and human services. Additionally, his responsibilities include managing and directing staff performing engagements for performance audits, operational reviews, cost plans, Medicaid audits, and various consulting projects.
Steve has over ten years of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance programs experience. Moreover, he frequently serves as a Project Executive and a Subject Matter Expert. He also has experience working on Hurricanes Erin, Fay, Katrina, Ivan, Georges, Opal, Wilma, Dennis, Jeanne, Charley, and the Florida Severe Storms. Additionally, he has experience in overseeing the seeking of maximum reimbursement awards from FEMA on hurricanes. These include Hermine, Nate, Matthew, Irma, Michael, and Dorian. More recently, he has lead large engagements seeking reimbursement from FEMA for the COVID 19 pandemic. His consulting work continued to expand in 2020 assisting counties with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA), and the CARES Act.
Steve’s previous work experience includes public accounting, Interim Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Escambia County. In addition, he served as a Commissioner for the Public Service Commission (a position appointed by the Governor). He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. His previous responsibilities include financial reporting, auditing, budgeting, human resources, risk management, employee benefits, grants, research, and procurement areas.
Throughout his career, Steve has focused on the challenges governments face with limited resources to provide services, improve performance, achieve regulatory compliance, and enhance transparency and accountability.