Ms. Padgett joined Highland Associates in 1993 and serves as the director of the Performance Measurement Team. She is a shareholder in the firm. Her team is responsible for performing quality checks of performance information to provide accurate and timely reports. Prior to joining Highland Associates, she was a tax specialist with a local firm and previously was a tax specialist with KPMG Peat Marwick. Ms. Padgett is a member of both the Alabama Society of Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Padgett earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of South Alabama. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She volunteers in several local schools, and serves on the Board of an organization providing microfinance services to East Africa.