Master’s degree in finance from Wayne State University. Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan.
Also notable: Ms. Orabone is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Virginia M. Orabone is responsible for all financial, technology, and administrative operations at PPA, including accounting, human resources, contract administration, and purchasing. She has more than 30 years of professional experience.
Ms. Orabone also oversees the development and implementation of event and meeting planning activities for the firm and for clients. She supervises the administrative and intern staff and manages the day-to-day operations.
A member of PPA’s Executive Committee, Ms. Orabone assists managers in the oversight of project timelines and the development and administration of projects and budgets.
Before joining PPA in 2005, she was controller of U.S. operations for Wirthlin Worldwide, Inc.; vice president of finance for the Kennedy Research, Inc.; controller for Steve Hagopian & Co.; controller for Americorp, Inc.; finance supervisor for Central Cartage Company; and staff accountant for Baditoi, Segroves & Company, PC.