• ‚Äč
    • Share to Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Email
    • Print

Michaelen Barsness

Vice President of Finance and Controller

The Humane Society of the United States

  • Michaelen Barsness is the vice president of finance and controller for The HSUS. Richard LaDez/The HSUS

Michaelen is a Certified Public Accountant with 9 years of public accounting (audit and tax preparation) experience and 10 years of data warehousing experience. She joined The HSUS in 2014 after serving as the vice president and controller of United Way Worldwide for four years.

Michaelen’s work in public accounting was with BDO USA, a national accounting firm. She has experience auditing a variety of not-for-profit organizations including United Negro College Fund, the Kennedy Center and World Wildlife Foundation, as well as a number of post-retirement benefit plans. She has performed audits in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133. She has also worked extensively with clients to implement new accounting standards.

Michaelen’s experience with data warehousing was with Fannie Mae. She managed the production cycle for a number of databases and the development of database enhancements using the system development lifecycle. She also acted as a key resource to internal customers related to multifamily mortgage data.

Michaelen holds a BBS in Accounting from the College of William & Mary and a Masters in Taxation from the George Washington University. She is a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and holds a CPA license in Maryland and Virginia. Michaelen and her husband Erik live in Maryland with their three children.

Journalists seeking interviews with HSUS experts, please see our directory of media contacts.