CPA—Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Background & Experience
Debbie Sessions has been with the firm since 1983. She spent her first six years in the audit department and was an audit manager prior to taking the position as Director of Administration/Chief Operating Officer in 1988. Since that time she has been involved in managing the business aspects of the firm, including budgeting, recruiting, facilities management, employee benefits, continuing education, cash management, capital acquisitions, as well as other management responsibilities. Debbie devotes a significant amount of time to professional and public service activities. As a volunteer and board member for many civic and nonprofit organizations, she is well known for her charitable involvement within the Atlanta community. Most notably, Debbie is dedicated to women’s issues and strives to better the lives of women and children through her ongoing efforts with organizations that focus on issues that affect them. She has also been a mentor in the Pathbuilders program to high potential women for over ten years.
- B.B.A. in Accounting, Mercer University
- CHRIS 180
- Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Board Member (2001–2009)/President (2007–2008)
- Henry W. Grady Foundation
Board Member (2002–2012)/ViceChair (2009)
- Association for Accounting Administration
National Board President (2001–2002)
Woman CPA of the Year – AWSCPA 2001; Legacy Award – Partnership Against Domestic Violence 2013; Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business – 2016; Georgia Society of CPAs Public Service Award – 2008
Hobbies & Interests
Debbie is a big movie fanatic and an avid reader. When not at the theater you can find her outside gardening, camping or hiking. Debbie is also a graduate of The Jeff Justice Comedy Workshop.