Six candidates were interviewed for the position of Enterprise City Schools’ chief school financial officer on Jan. 24, Jan. 28 and Jan. 31.

The position became open due to current CSFO Brian Stewart leaving in February to pursue an opportunity with a Collier County Public Schools in Naples, Fla. His resignation was approved at the Enterprise Board of Education meeting on Jan. 28.

The six candidates who interviewed were:

Pamela A. Christian

Pamela Christian is currently a business education teacher in the ECS System. Before becoming a teacher in August of 2018, she served as lead bookkeeper for the system. Over her 16 year career, Christian has held several positions including insurance processor at Fresh Wave Dental Care, senior accountant at Checkers Drive-In Restaurant, staff accountant at Nuance Communication, accounts receivable accountant at Charles River Development and an accountant at Sutton Hill Financial. Christian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Information Systems form the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Ronald Bruce Keel

Keel has served as the senior accountant for ECS since 2007. Before coming to ECS, Keel served as a certified public accountant at Jackson, Miller, Dasinger & Antoniask, CPA as well as Barr, Brunson, Wilkerson & Bowden. Keel has also worked for Chester L. Frank, CPA; Bradenton Christian School; and S.M. Sparkman, CPA. He has 45 years of accounting experience with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Accounting Major degree from Auburn University. He is past president and past treasurer of the Library Board of the City of Enterprise and a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Lakilya S. Porter

Porter currently serves as the federal programs bookkeeper for Eufaula City Schools, which she has held since 2015. Before that, Porter has served as bookkeeper at Abbeville Elementary School as well as both a teller and fiscal records/cashier specialist at Troy University Dothan. Her experience leads back to 2001. Porter has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Troy University Dothan and has attended an Alabama Association of School Business Officials Local School Financial Management Certificate Program through the University of Alabama’s College of Continuing Studies.

Julie A. Pinnix

Pinnix has 35 years of accounting related experience with 25 years of experience in financial positions at various private schools since 1995. She served as director of finance at Oak Hall School, controller at Randolph School, director of business and finance at Childcare Network, Inc., director of business and finance and financial aid at St. Luke’s Episcopal School and director of business and finance and financial aid at Severn School. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Auburn University.

Michelle Rhynes

Rhynes currently serves as the chief financial school officer for Barbour County Schools. Before taking the job at BCS, she served as branch manager at Wells Fargo Bank, service manager at Wells Fargo Bank and a banker at Wells Fargo Bank. Rhynes has a Bachelor of Science in Global Business from Troy University as well as an Associate of the Arts in Administration from Chipola College. Rhynes is also bilingual in German.

Amanda Bynum Marshall

Marshall has eight years of experience in government contracting and nine years of experience in public accounting. Bynum has previously served as the accounting manager for M1 Support Services and Army Fleet Support on Fort Rucker; audit manager at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; and senior accountant at Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino, LLC. Bynum has a Master of Business Administration with an accounting emphasis from Troy University and Bachelor of Science in business administration with an accounting focus from the University of Alabama.

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