Chief Financial Officer
Phyllis has over 20 years of experience in both retail and corporate accounting. She is a registered CPA with the state of Illinois and has been with Common Ground Food Co-op since August 2013. She worked in banking and IT before returning to college for an accounting degree. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign she worked for Supervalu at its Champaign DC as a retail accountant and at the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District as the finance coordinator until she moved to California. While in California she worked for a small CPA firm and a privately owned 3rd-party logistics company ($65m annual sales) that was eventually acquired by Sony. She has extensive experience with payroll, loan covenant reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, taxes, and financial reporting.