Chief Financial Officer Emily Smith started with Coastal Plains Trucking in 2014 as Fixed Assets Accounting Manager and has progressed through the Controller role to her current position. Emily is responsible for the accuracy of the financial statements, development and institution of policies and procedures regarding financial activities, administration of the ERP system, and providing accurate data for management decision making. Emily is also heavily involved in developing a learning environment for our team members. During her time with the company, Emily has streamlined invoicing and accounts payable processes, migrated the accounting software to a more complex platform, and spearheaded multiple learning retreats for management.
Emily earned her degree in Accounting and her MBA from Sam Houston State University, where she attended on the Smith-Hutson Scholarship. Prior to her career at WinCo, Emily worked in accounting for Occidental Petroleum, Axley & Rode, LLP, Woodland Heights Medical Center, and Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas. While working for WinCo, Emily earned her CPA. Emily believes strongly in creating a work environment that empowers team members to reach their potential and do work that is meaningful and fulfilling.
Emily volunteers with the youth at Lufkin’s First United Methodist Church. In her free time Emily enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her son, Aidan.