Stefanie Powell

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Vice President of Business and Finance

Chief Financial Officer


Certified Public Accountant (CPA – North Carolina)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
B.A., The Ohio University


Powell began her career in accounting at Deloitte & Touche in Columbus, OH. She first transitioned into higher education in 2003 at Ohio University. In 2007, Powell accepted an auditor position at the University of North Carolina and has worked there since. Along with experience, she also holds two industry certifications: Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor. Powell earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and completed the Global Competitiveness Program from Regent’s College in London. 

She and husband Jeff, along with their four children, moved to the Lacey area in January 2023. Originally from Texas and then living in North Carolina for the last 15 years, the Powell family is most excited to experience the multiple seasons, outdoor activities, and beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest.