Donna Padgett Richardson, Information Technology Director
Funny how life happens! Donna never thought of herself as a computer whiz or “techy”, but somewhere along the way she became just that. From the beginning, she had her sights set on being an accountant. Her path was clear. She joined a local CPA firm while still in school and worked as an assistant and bookkeeper. Donna’s accounting track continued with her transfer to another local CPA firm and then onto a national CPA firm where her transformation from accounting to information technology happened. She had a knack for fixing things. Computers certainly don’t intimidate her and when they prove more difficult than usual, she perseveres to keep everyone online and computing.
Donna holds an Accounting degree from the University of South Alabama, Mitchell College of Business and she joined Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP in 1999. Beyond her role as Director of Information Technology, Donna also aids clients with the selection, installation, training and support of accounting software. This is a special service that we provide our clients. Donna is as a certified as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and a Sage (Peachtree) Accountants Network Premier Advisor. She is also a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.
When asked, “What is most satisfying about your career?”, Donna responded, “Everyday I learn something new. Be it an unusual internal error or a client’s software issue, I enjoy the challenge of figuring out a solution. Technology changes daily. I strive to give the people I work with the tools they need to succeed.”