It is 49 degrees and sunny in Boston this morning. I am already in the hotel lobby working on my slides. I keep studying and revising and rethinking and over-thinking…I MUST STOP THE MADNESS!
I have been waiting for this opportunity for years. I truly believe that speaking is a part of my future. I love being with people and telling them about what I do. When asked I say that I am the Athletic Business Manager at Canisius College and President of my own consulting company. With whom do I consult? I work with colleges and universities and help them create a culture of fiscal integrity. I aid in the creation of a Business Operations Manual which includes best practices and my own copyrighted accounting information system called The Shadow System©.
How did I get here?
I tied grape vines to wires when I was 13 years old. Truly a dirty job but it was outside and my friends all sang songs and got sunburned on cool sunny March days.
I was a receptionist then bookkeeper, then office manager at my father’s car dealership.
I was a bookkeeper and cashier at the bookstore at Canisius College.
I got my degree in Accounting at Canisius College (are you picking up on a theme here?)
I was a bookkeeper and store clerk at Yachting World in my tiny hometown.
I was a music teacher for a year at my parish parochial grammar school. Easily the most fun job I was totally unqualified for. I had it for a year after my first child died. Sister Donald told me I was helping her but years later I know she saved my life by giving me a reason to get up in the morning.
I was Director of Accounting at Canisius College.
I was ticket manager at Canisius College.
I was Athletic Business Manager (still doing this one after nearly 20 years) at Canisius College.
I was Senior Women Administrator at Canisius College.
I helped the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference develop agreed-upon procedures years before the NCAA created theirs.
I got my Masters in Sport Administration from…come on…guess!
I served on the NCAA Financial Reporting Committee.
I am consult with several Division I schools.
I am a wife, mother, volunteer, national anthem singing golfer who loves long walks on the beach J Anyway, I have done a whole lot of things in my day and am buoyed by the thought that I am really just beginning!
Please let me know if you read my blog. I truly appreciate your time and wish you nothing but the best!
Life is good!
Travel agent, foodie, living life with a smile in my eye and passport in my hand #LivingSomedayToday and JudesLuxuryTravel.com