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AFWA Seattle Chapter Board Members 2023-2024

President – Linda Burrus, CPA: [email protected]

Linda earned both a BA in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She is also a CPA. Linda initially worked in corporate accounting and financial reporting, including SEC Reporting, for several publicly traded companies. Linda also participated in the preparation and filing of an Initial Public Offering and a Supplemental Public Offering for a company. Since 2004, Linda has been doing Sarbanes-Oxley work for small and medium sized companies, in addition to setting up and documenting internal controls for private companies. Linda served as President of the Seattle Chapter of AFWA for 2013-2014, in addition to multiple other roles during her time as an AFWA member. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening and reading.

President-Elect – Katherine Eastham, CPA

A graduate of Whitworth University, Katherine holds a BA in Marketing and Accounting. Katherine is currently the B2C/eCommerce Revenue Manager at Ziff Davis – Cybersecurity and Martech Division. One of her main focuses are the automation of revenue recognition, managing the fraud team and coordinates with merchant processors. Katherine also has experience in incorporating acquired businesses into current processes, various ERP conversions and the accounting of internally developed software. She obtained her CPA license in 2014 and has been a member AFWA Seattle chapter since 2012, with several terms as chapter president.

Treasurer – Eleanor Siverts-Akerman: [email protected]

Eleanor has been in the accounting field for 29 years. Having spent 16 years in corporate accounting and the last 13 years in public accounting, she is passionate about helping her clients with tax preparation, tax planning and consultation for small businesses.

Prior to her accounting career, she was in operations for 9 years.

Eleanor has been an active member of AFWA since 1994 and currently serving on the AFWA National Board of Directors. Her other interests include hiking, biking, cooking, gardening and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

Director – Patricia Angell, CPA

Director – Diane Buxton, CPA

Diane is a self-employed accountant and bookkeeper specializing in creative small businesses. Prior to starting her own practice, she worked as an accountant and controller for small manufacturing companies, managing all aspects of accounting including bookkeeping, payroll, cost accounting, and budgeting. She joined AFWA as an accounting student and has held positions as secretary and board member.

Director – Jessica Grimes