As Fiscal Manager, Ms. Thornton will oversee financial processes such as the CRA’s budgets, financial reports, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) calculations, disbursements, etc.
Prior to joining the CRA, Ms. Thornton was a juvenile case manager for BAYS Florida, working with first-time offenders and primarily servicing Collier County. Before relocating to Florida, she was the co-founder/manager of a family-owned retail chain for 15 years. Before her entrepreneurial career, Ms. Thornton worked for DuPont, Delaware’s largest employer and at the time a Fortune 20 corporation, where she served in various accounting and supervisory positions.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Public Administration from Virginia State University, as well as a Master of Science in Business Administration from Wilmington University.
Ms. Thornton is currently affiliated with the Delta Life Development Center in Fort Myers, servicing as Treasurer, and is a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
She is a native of Pamplin, Virginia. In 2012, she relocated to Fort Myers from Wilmington, Delaware.