Athena Payne is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in Financial Reporting, Internal Audit, SOX 404, External Audit, Financial Consulting, and Treasury Management. Athena has held positions of CFO for a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center in Atlanta, Controller for AFC Worldwide Logistics, Inc. in Kennesaw, GA, and Finance Manager for several Georgia non-profit corporations. Athena’s consulting background with Jefferson Wells includes Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Consumer Data Warehousing industries. She successfully managed a $35 billion dollar short-term portfolio for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Athena also served as a consulting Audit Manager at DeKalb Medical Center and Audit Manager for UHY Advisors for a Georgia Regional Healthcare system. Her large audit projects include working as an Audit Supervisor on the Incurred Cost Audit for the Maynard H. Jackson International Airport Terminal. Athena is married with two sons and resides in Kennesaw, GA.