Concordia University Wisconsin’s Batterman School of Business has hired accomplished corporate accountant Stacy Stinson, MBA, CPA to serve as assistant accounting professor.
Stinson brings more than 20 years of corporate experience to the faculty, having most recently served as manager of corporate accounting at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. A Milwaukee native, Stinson discovered her affinity for accounting as a student at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. “I was either going to be a librarian or an accountant,” she said. “I recognized that I had a need to put things in order, and both of those career paths would allow me to do that.”
At Rufus King, Stinson started a student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and remains an active member of the Milwaukee professional chapter to this day.
Stinson earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration from UW-Madison in 1998. While she had always been intrigued with the idea of teaching, this faculty position at Concordia is her first time at the helm of a class.
Stinson believes that her extensive corporate experiences have uniquely prepared her for this new role. “I learned early on that accounting isn’t just about the numbers; the data we analyze informs decisions that dramatically affect people lives,” said Stinson.
Stinson finds that Concordia students are eager for her message. “I’m proud to work at a place where faith and ethics are highly valued. We talk about real corporate issues in my classroom so that I can help my students see the impact of the numbers – truly understand what they mean to people – so when they are out in the business world they will have the confidence to stand up for what’s right.”