Michelle Dowell

Executive Director - Finance / HR

Michelle leads Brighton’s finance and HR department with nearly 20 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance. She graduated from SLU with a B.A. in business and a concentration in accounting, followed by her master’s in accounting and CPA license. Her client list ranges from small startups to large, publicly traded companies, which she worked on while at Arthur Andersen LLP and Conner Ash, PC. After switching to the client side, she worked as a corporate financial liaison for FleishmanHillard and as a controller for Ventiti, Inc. Ever since she joined Brighton, Michelle has been keeping us in line and keeping us laughing as our HR MVP. A master of spreadsheets and employee satisfaction, she oversees all financial administration and processes, including accounting and budgets, client billing, employee salaries and benefits and other internal processes at Brighton.

At any given time, Michelle might be in the middle of three different books and planning two different trips, either across the country or down the road. A house in California is her dream, but a glass of wine on the deck with her dogs is the next best thing.

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