Accounting

Gail White, Chief Business Officer

Gail came to the IPS Chief Business Officer position in March 2011 after 17 years of experience in the UT Controller's Office as Assistant Controller where she specialized in sponsored project administration and accounting, financial reporting and analyses, IRIS, and training.  Gail received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Gail grew up on Fort Loudon Lake in Lenoir City where she enjoyed swimming and water skiing.  Gail has numerous hobbies including readi

Dale Wolfe, Business Manager

Dale was born in NW Iowa, moved to Wheaton, IL (about 40 miles from Wrigley Field) for high school & junior college. He moved to Tennessee in 1970 to attend Bryan College in Dayton, TN. He flew to Alaska in 1979 for a 6-month trip which lasted 11 years! Google "One Man's Wilderness, Dick Proenneke" to understand why he stayed so much longer. Meeting Dick (picture attached), adventuring all over this beautiful state, working in the oil industry as an accountant, and promoting concerts were my passions.

Brad Harris, Finance and Accounting Consultant

Brad came to MTAS in 2012 after 5 years as the Finance Director for the City of Athens, TN. Before that he served as the Finance Director for Rhea County, TN.  Previously he worked for CPA firms in the Chattanooga and Tullahoma areas.  He has been a CPA since 2000.  He is married to the stunningly gorgeous Beth Harris and has two incredible daughters. Hannah is 24 and lives in Pulaski, TN where she operates a video and photography business (yes, she would be happy to do your work).

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Misty Bean, Accounting Specialist II

Misty Bean joined the LEIC in 2008 as an Accounting Assistant to provide fiscal support for the center’s staff. She is responsible for all accounting duties related to the National Forensic Science Institute grants and its accounts receivable records, as well as the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) grants involved with law enforcement and community training services.Bean began her career at the University of Tennessee in October 2003 in Mail Services as a Senior Postal Clerk. Her duties there included mail sorting and delivery and processing of incoming and outgoing mail.

Sharee Brewer, Finance and Accounting Consultant

Sharee began working with MTAS in July, 2012 serving as a Finance & Accounting Consultant in the west Tennessee grand division. She is stationed on the campus of UT-Martin. In addition to providing consulting services for municipalities, she is one of the trainers with the Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) Program. Prior to coming to work with MTAS, Sharee worked for 22 years as a financial & compliance auditor with the State Comptroller's Office, Division of Local Government Audit.

Sherri Brown, Administrative Specialist II

Sherri  joined Institute for Public Service, Central Office January 2, 2007 as an Administrative Assistant. She relocated to MTAS November 5, 2012 to provide administrative support in  accounts payable. Sherri received a Paralegal Degree in May 2006.  Sherri was born in Northern  Indiana and in 1969 her family relocated to Ft.

Ralph Cross, Finance and Accounting Consultant

Ralph CrossFinance and Accounting Consultant  Ralph Cross is currently employed with The University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) as Finance and Accounting Consultant.

Dana Deem, Municipal Management Consultant

I grew up in the Washington DC. area.  After high school I enlisted in the Air Force and served 21 years, living overseas in the Philippines and Germany.  After the Air Force I went to work for the City of McKenzie, Tennessee as their City recorder and Finance Director.  Before joining the IPS staff in 2010, I served the City of Clifton, Tennessee as their City Manager.

Wendy Eddy, Business Manager

I was born and raised in Michigan but have lived in Tennessee since 1980.  I  spent most of my career working as a controller in various manufacturing facilities in the Nashville area until I came to work for UT in 2009.

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