Ms. Burnside joined the Company in September 2004 and has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since August 2017. She previously served as our Vice President—Finance and Planning from September 2013 to August 2017. In that capacity, she led the Company’s budgeting and forecasting processes, as well as the business and analytics team, which supports all Company functions. Prior to that, she served as Vice President—Strategic Financial Analysis from July 2011 to September 2013 and held director-level positions in Financial Reporting, Corporate Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis from September 2004 to July 2011.
Prior to her tenure with the Company, Ms. Burnside worked at L Brands, Inc. (formerly known as Limited Brands, Inc.) from 2001 to 2004, where she served as Manager of Internal Audit and Manager of Financial Reporting. Previously, she served as External Reporting Manager for Borden, Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Burnside’s corporate accounting and financial reporting, planning and analysis experience also includes seven years of public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP and Coopers & Lybrand.
Ms. Burnside holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also a certified public accountant (inactive).