Ms. Welch is the firm's Controller and monitors the settlement fund administration process from inception through distribution to the class members. A native of Texas, Ms. Welch received a B.B.A. in Marketing and Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin. Before joining Chitwood Harley Harnes, Ms. Welch worked as a business consultant, providing accounting, management and financial services to small to mid-sized businesses. In addition, Ms. Welch has numerous years of experience in law firm administration, business ownership and management and uses her accounting and financial experience to assist other members of the firm's accounting team.