Dr. Denise DickinsLead Independent Director
Dr. Denise Dickins has served as a Board member since 2007. Since 2006, she has been employed by East Carolina University where she is a Professor of Accounting and Auditing, teaching courses in Auditing and Corporate Governance. From 2002 to 2006, while earning her Ph.D., she was an instructor of various accounting courses at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to that, she served in varying capacities with Arthur Andersen LLP from 1983 to 2002, including Partner in Charge of the South Florida Audit Division. Dr. Dickins is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor and has served on the board of several publicly traded companies. Dr. Dickins brings auditing, accounting, and corporate governance skills to the Board. She is the Lead Independent Director and serves as chair of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating & Governance Committee.