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Cynthia MacDonald - Professional Web Designer

Cynthia earned her Master's Degree in Economics from UGA. She has ten years of experience in accounting and finance while serving roles as credit manager, chief financial officer, and human resource manager - along with excelling as a IT consultant. She earned a Georgia real estate license in 2002 and began working for Upchurch Coldwell Banker. However, about that same time her husband, Patrick, began designing websites for friends, and she got involved. She officially started our company in 2004 and has been a full time web designer and project manager ever since.

Our portfolio showcases three hundred web designs Cynthia has designed for our clients.

She is the and former president and vice-president of Athens BNI - a local networking group.  She is currently a member of several networking and business education groups and loves getting to know other business owners in the Athens community.

University of Georgia M.A., Economics GPA: 3.50 / 4.00
Graduation Date: December 1996

Used statistical calculus to analyze macro and micro-economic issues including unemployment, interest rates, tax policies, inflation, efficient allocation of resources, and equilibrium conditions.

Thesis: “An Essay on Network Externalities and Path Dependence with Application to the Internet”

University of Georgia B.B.A., Economics GPA: 3.48 / 4.00
Graduation Date: August 1995

Middle Georgia College Major: Political Science

2/04-current Owner/Operator Web Development & Hosting
Athens GA

· Develop website for local businesses, Realtors, and churches
· Website hosting and management

7/03-08/04 Licensed REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty
Athens GA

8/02-7/03 Voluntary absence from business environment to be with family.

9/00-8/02 Chief Financial Officer / Accounting Manager
Harbin Lumber Co., Inc.
Lavonia GA

Responsibilities Include:
· Supervise Credit Manager, Accounting Assistant, Accounts Payable Manager and Payroll Clerk
· Supervise all accounting functions of the company to insure compliance with company policy
· Advise President on issues regarding company finances
· Develop and monitor budgets for 8 separate divisions
· Approve and purchase all computer hardware and software requirements for the company

Projects Include:
· Leader of team to develop a Central Order Processing Center
· Leader of team to develop Pricing Program
· Member of team developing a “Sales Driven Culture”

10/97-9/00 Human Resource and Credit Manager
Harbin Lumber Co., Inc.

· Assist in hiring of all upper-level employees including sales and management
· Advise management staff on employment issues including legal requirements
· Implement and manage company-wide training program, including New Employee Orientation
· Develop and hire for Management Trainee program

10/96-10/97 Corporate Credit Manager
Harbin Lumber Co., Inc.

Responsibilities Include:
· Manage accounts receivable averaging $2.6 million per month for all 8 company branches
· Primary customer accounts include professional building contractors whose monthly charges range $10,000 - $300,000
· Credit verification and approval or denial of all applications for credit
· Monitor customers’ creditworthiness and profitability of past due accounts
· File all liens and legal documents; represent company in small claims court cases
· Determine efficiency of finance charges and refunds, collection days, and past due accounts
· Coordinate with management staff concerning past due accounts and present monthly report
· Hire, supervise, and evaluate performance of Credit Assistant
· Approve all bad debt write offs

Accomplishments Include:
· Reduction of collection days as follows:
· 12-month average from 41.66 to 33.50
· 3-month average from 42.3 to 33.87
· Developed the Credit section of the company’s Operations and Procedures Manual
· Implemented Credit Hold and Watch Lists to keep salespeople and branch managers informed of status of primary accounts
· Implemented system to resolve payment discrepancies quickly
· Implemented Contractor Loan Program (financing program for contractor customers)

Projects Include:
· Part of 3-member Managing for Excellence team which developed a company-wide Mission Statement, Business Plan, and Marketing Plan
· Part of 4-member team that implemented Contractor Focus Groups
· Created and edit Quarterly Contractor Newsletter

06/93-05/95 Member Services Representative
Clarke Community Federal Credit Union
Athens GA

· Processed and administered loans and assisted members throughout the loan process
· Gave presentations to prospective company sponsors of the credit union
· Assisted in credit counseling to help members rebuild their credit history
· Trained and oriented new employees
· Used PC Accounting to do some general ledger work
· Balanced summary totals at end of each day
· New member account contact
· Miscellaneous duties: filed MV-1 forms, balanced payroll deduction lists, balanced money order sales, maintained and balanced a cash drawer, ATM card maintenance, opened new accounts, and member account maintenance

02/92-06/93 Member Services Representative (full & part-time)
Georgia Federal Credit Union
Cochran GA

· Processed loans
· Member service including answering questions concerning: savings, checking, or loan account statements, loan requirements, credit issues, etc.
· General teller work

· IT Leader for Harbin Lumber Company
· Installed and maintained LAN for Corporate Office for HLC
· Trained employees to use Dataline8000 software at HLC
· Helped HLC create website and trained Central Office employees on using email
· Have extensive operating systems experience with: DOS, Unix, Windows
· Programming languages experience includes: Dbase, Pascal, TSP, Basic
· Experienced with a variety of spreadsheet applications, statistical analyzers, and word processors
· Have thorough understanding of relationship between hardware and software of PCs