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Debra Stephenson

Debra L. Stephenson has been the Senior Controller at Washington State Housing Finance Commission since August 2005. During that time her responsibilities have included the establishment, implementation, and management of our systems of internal control, implementation of the myriad recent GASB statements, management of the bond accounting, disclosure obligations, and facilitation of our annual financial and periodic state compliance audits.  She has been an active participant of the team reviewing feasibility for the Commission becoming a seller/servicer.

Prior to her tenure at the Commission, Ms. Stephenson was the Executive Director of a nonprofit owner/operator of a scattered site housing project that received HUD Housing Assistance Payments.  She also has experience in accounting, financial and compliance auditing, and nonprofit organizations. She is a graduate of Ball State University (Bachelor of Science, Accounting) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).