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Penelope A. Bustamante

Penelope A. Bustamante

Chief Operating Officer

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Penny joined the firm in 2019 and has more than 13 years’ experience in the accounting industry. Leading a team of six administrative department heads, she focuses on overseeing the inner workings of the firm, including HR, IT, Bookkeeping, Marketing and Branding, Talent Development, Recruiting, Performance/Feedback systems, and Firm policies and procedures. She is passionate about creating an environment where individuals and teams thrive. Penny is also fluent in French.

EDUCATION

Montclair State University

  • Bachelor of Arts in English

Fielding Graduate University

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership (in process)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Lean 6Sigma Certified

Professional Affiliations

  • CPAmerica
  • Organizational Development Network
  • CPA Firm Management Association
  • Association of Corporate Executive Coaches
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • 52 Weeks of Charity
  • Living Water International, team leader
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads
  • VB Strong

AWARDS

  • New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award for Public Service
  • National Jefferson Award for Public Service