Lia has over 20 years of accounting experience in public and corporate accounting, as well as internal audit. She began her career in public accounting working on auditing not-for-profit, real estate, construction, healthcare and governmental agencies. She later served as the Manager of Internal Audit for the RI Airport Corporation supporting the Airports' Board of Directors. She then became the Controller for a Defense Contractor in Middletown, RI. She graduated Salve Regina University with a MS in Accounting, BS in Finance and is a licensed Certified Fraud Examiner.