After spending nine years as a State Auditor in Mississippi, Jeannie joined the U of M as a Senior Cost Accountant in the Accounting Office in 1993 and was later promoted to the Manager of Financial Reporting. In March 1997, Jeannie became the Director of Physical Plant Business Operations where she managed operations relating to financial, business, training, human resources, and industrial safety.
In 2008, Jeannie was named Controller at the U of M, requiring her to provide supervision, guidance and leadership to Financial Reporting, General Accounting, Grants & Contracts Accounting, and fiscal control activities of the university. As Controller, she also directed all financial activities of the university, including appropriate federal, state and local regulatory and reporting requirements. She became the Assistant Vice President for Finance in February 2011.
Jeannie holds a Bachelorís Degree in Accountancy from Mississippi State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the Southern Association of College & University Business Officers (SACUBO) professional organizations.