A graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, Mrs. Hines has over 25 years of extensive experience in accounting, audit, and information systems. She worked in a regional Rochester CPA firm focusing on reviews, audits, tax, estate planning, and fraud engagements before transitioning to private industry. Michelle has worked in various industries over her career including retail, international vessel and logistics management, healthcare, architectural, engineering, investment banking, construction and property management, and commercial aviation services. Michelle and her family relocated to Virginia Beach in 2006. She has a son living abroad in Japan. Michelle has served on various boards as Treasurer of 501©3 organizations and homeowner associations. She has been a member of the Tidewater Institute of Internal Auditors and Virginia Society of CPAs. Michelle holds a Six Sigma certification.