Speaker Profile

Holly Rutherford
Director of Learning and Quality Enhancement
Brown, Edwards & Company LLP
Session: "Effective Communication"

Holly serves as the Director of Learning and Quality Enhancement for Brown Edwards.  She is responsible for and oversees learning events provided for firm professionals, including teaching several core courses.  Holly also holds many responsibilities in quality control activities, including serving on the firm Accounting and Audit Committee.

Holly’s prior experience includes 16 years with Brown Edwards in the assurance area, providing a variety of services for industries in the public and private sector which include financial institutions, natural gas utilities, municipals and not-for-profit entities.  During this time, she presented at State Banker Associations and Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. sponsored events.

Holly graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and received a Masters of Accountancy from the University in 2000, during which time she taught introductory accounting courses. A current member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation and various task forces; she is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce Lead Bristol! Program.  Holly currently serves on several boards and committees of organizations within her community.