Kim Whitehead is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her M.B.A. in management from Florida State University and a B.B.A. in accounting from Georgia College. Prior to working on her Ph.D., Mrs. Whitehead worked in the consumer products industry for over 20 years, where she served in multiple financial capacities. Her career focus has been bridging the roles of finance and operations in manufacturing environments. Most recently she served for seven years as chief financial officer for a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of consumer products.