Ebonie has made significant contributions to the efficiency, effectiveness and innovative service delivery in her role. In the past two years, she has led a significant and complex digital transformation initiative. The initiative was launched because many processes at LCCS required caseworkers and staff to spend time on manual processes. These activities negatively impacted organizational performance and took caseworkers away from where they needed to be in the field serving and protecting children.
This digital transformation effort was multi-faceted and focused on moving the organization away from a legacy system based on 1982 technology and implementing the following: 1) new ERP system with office 365 servers hosted by the state or in the cloud; 2) new document management system; 3) processes to upskill and train administrative workers; 4) a SafeSignal Tethers technology system for caseworkers to utilize when in danger; 5) an alert system that gives employees warnings for unsafe situations, building updates or weather alerts.
As a result of the substantial digital transformation initiatives, LCCS was prepared in spring 2020 when the agency was faced with the pandemic. When COVID19 hit, LCCS had 100% of its caseworkers out of the building immediately when the Governor issued a stay at home order. They were working productively, using current technology and most importantly, effectively and efficiently serving their stakeholders something that would not have been possible before the digital transformation initiatives.
Ebonie started her career as a Senior Associate in KPMG’s Washington DC Practice, where she led financial statement and compliance audits across several industries. Ebonie moved to Toledo, Ohio to become an employee of Owens Corning. She held many roles including Financial Leader (supporting corporate functions), Global Financial Standards Implementation Leader, Plant Controller, and Senior Internal Audit. In these various roles Ebonie led the international implementation of over 100 financial standards established by the CFO’s leadership team; was responsible for the Rockford plant’s accounting, finance, sourcing and warehouse departments; and performed SOX 404 testing, operational plant audit reviews, M&A due diligence, and International Audits. Most recently, Ebonie was responsible for providing strategic business planning, alignment, budgeting, and forecasting leadership for the Manufacturing Technology, Global IT Operations, Global Solutions Delivery, Human Resources, Corporate Legal, Corporate Development, and Tax functions at Owens Corning.
Ebonie received her B.S. in Accounting and MBA from Florida A&M University. She received her CPA in Virginia a year after graduation. Over her professional career Ebonie has facilitated conference workshops and strategic planning sessions for many organizations including the AICPA, the National Association of Black Accountants, Fisk University, Bowie State University, and Jarvis Christian University. She is also a member of the inaugural Class of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy and has served the AICPA in several capacities. She has served as a member of the AICPA Nominating Committee, AICPA National Accreditation Council, AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional’s Steering Committee, the AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference, and the AICPA Life Insurance/Disability Plans Committee. Currently, Ebonie serves as a member of the AICPA Governing Council, The Ohio Society of CPAs Board of Directors, The Ohio CPA Foundation Board of Directors, and The Toledo Zoo’s Board of Directors.
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