Wendy Damron graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan‐Dearborn in 1995 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She started her career at Ernst & Young LLP as a CPA in both the Detroit and Baltimore offices, where she practiced in all aspects of tax with concentration on the areas of high net‐worth individuals, corporate and non‐profit compliance.
Through this experience she came to understand the complexity of tax law and the burden it places on businesses large and small. In 2000, Wendy became a self‐employed tax professional. In this capacity, she gained more experience and insight into the tax issues that middle class individuals face and how tax policy can influence individual decision making. She continues her tax practice with a select number of clients and pro‐bono work. In 2005, Wendy acted as a business advisor to her husband and partners as they launched a tech start up. The software company grew into a successful global enterprise and was sold in 2013. It was in that year that she and her family moved from Michigan to Mt. Pleasant, SC where Wendy has fallen in love with the people, climate and culture of South Carolina. In addition to her tax practice, Wendy is currently the CFO of Abatis Technologies, LLC. Established in 2014, Abatis is a software development, research and consulting company that specializes in the area of cyber security. Through these ventures, she came to understand the many challenges that government regulations present for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Over the years, Wendy has been a member of several local nonprofit boards and has been very active in charitable work through her church and community. She is also a member of the AICPA.