Originally from Michigan, I began my career in finance at Deloitte, the largest public accounting firm globally. With a strong Midwestern work ethic, and over 25 years of financial, management, accounting, human services, and academic professional experience, I am your solid strategic partner! I earned an MBA in Accounting and Human Resource Management, a BSBA in Accounting, and a BA in Finance. I am also a Professor in the Commerce Department at The University of Arizona and a former Professor in the Business Department at Pima Community College. My professional financial and human services vitae include Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Compliance, and Corporate Controller.
University of Arizona | Tucson AZ (Industry: Higher Education) August 2011 to Present
Facilitate one (1) curriculum: Commerce
Senior (400 level) course vitaeStrategic Initiative and Tactical Planning, Budgeting and Financial Management, and Local, National, and Global Economic and Financial Systems
Pima Community College | Tucson AZ (Industry: Higher Education) August 2008 to May 2011
Facilitated four (4) curricula: Accounting, Business, Finance, and Management
Freshman and Sophomore (100 and 200 levels) course vitaeFinancial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, and Introduction to Business
Brown Mackie College | Tucson AZ (Industry: Higher Education) March 2008 to January 2009
Facilitated six (6) curricula: Accounting, Finance, Business, Management, Human Resources, and Economics
Freshman to Senior (100 to 400 levels) course vitaeAccounting I and II, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing I and II, Business Ethics, Business Employment Law, and Macroeconomics
In 2008, I founded Armstrong Owen, a business consulting firm specializing in "Next Step Solutions," a broad business, human resources, finance and accounting method of best-business practices for my clients. In 2009, I resigned my position as Corporate Controller in Scottsdale with a large financial servicing company to begin a new venture in lending and academia in Tucson. In 2017, I had the honor of being appointed by the Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (AZDFI) to serve a two-year term on the Mortgage Broker Testing Committee. Robb is also a Certified Instructor for the Arizona Department of Real Estate (AZDRE) and enjoys being able to provide continuing education courses to real estate agents in the Tucson metropolitan area.
I am very athletic and an avid CrossFitter! CrossFit has both transformed my body and life! Having studied over 13 languages and cultures, I have found great joy in how we interact in life, and as humans! I am a volunteer, board member, writer, affiliate, and sponsor for numerous not-for-profit organizations including The University of Arizona, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Mexico Department of Public Health, University of New Mexico, University of Michigan, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and several mobile health clinics in New Mexico and Arizona servicing the indigent, rural, and impoverished populations.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus - Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus - Masters in Business Administration, Business Administration and Management
CrossFit, Volleyball, Swimming
CLEP Financial Accounting
CLEP Introduction to Business Law
CLEP Principles of Management
Study Skills and Organization