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Firm Biographies


Debra Birtwistle
Director of Finance

Association & Non-Profit Management


Debbie is Director of Finance for JMP&A and Miller/Wenhold. She handles all banking and financial matters for JMP&A, Miller/Wenhold and its clients. In this capacity, Debbie performs a wide variety of finance, accounting, and related professional work, reporting directly to Mr. Palatiello and working closely with association Boards of Directors on, membership, budgeting and other financial matters. Debbie’s bookkeeping responsibilities include all A/R, A/P, bank and credit card reconciliations, and reporting.

Debbie also prepares and files compliance reports with the Federal Election Commission and other government authorities, and prepares the lobbying disclosure and contribution reports submitted to the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Debbie prepares the membership and financial reports for the Board of Directors’ meetings and assists in planning the annual and convention budgets.

She manages the office and serves clients through interaction with varied staff and association members with email, correspondence, and other information dissemination to the membership. Debbie processes conference registrations and credit card transactions, maintains membership databases, and facilitates materials for the associations’ Boards of Directors.

Debbie has resided in Northern Virginia for 30 plus years. She has over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, and administrative support, working in several large and small businesses, including commercial real estate offices and local government.


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