Denise joined Burton D. Morgan Foundation in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer and was elected Secretary and Assistant Treasurer for the Foundation in 2010. She previously served as the President and managing partner of Brott Mardis & Co., a local public accounting firm in Akron, Ohio. Denise is a Certified Public Accountant and has assisted a wide variety of nonprofit organizations with financial-statement audits, tax compliance work, and consulting engagements including internal-control implementation, board governance, and benefit plans. Denise is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past Board Chair of Project Learn of Summit County. Denise currently serves as a board member and Treasurer of Philanthropy Ohio and as Treasurer of the Fund for Our Economic Future.  She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Favorite places to travel:  Nashville, Key West and New York

Favorite places to go in Northeast Ohio:  Blossom Music Center, Howe Meadow Farmers Market

How she likes to spend her spare time:  Cooking, reading, and hiking