Michael K. Lavin, CFO
Mike was raised in Augusta Georgia where he received his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in business from Augusta State University. He began his career in banking with SunTrust Bank in Augusta and relocated to Atlanta upon the completion of his MBA. He has held both line and staff jobs in corporate banking for over 35 years. His job duties have varied from evaluating acquisitions during the time of bank consolidations, to managing regional teams of bankers managing client relationships. Mike has worked with the owners and executives of many businesses of all types and sizes in a myriad of industries and has had P&L responsibility for an investment portfolio of several hundred million dollars.
Dawn McKinney, Chief Administrator-Project Management
Dawn is a Graduate of Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa where she earned her MBA with a concentration in Project Management. She brings over twenty years of experience in Administration and Customer Service in the contracting industry. During her time with The Refinishing Touch, she has developed into a Project Management/Operations role while still maintaining her administrative duties.
Sarah Schullstrom, Sales Manager
Sarah brings to The Refinishing Touch over 12 years’ experience in client services – the last two years specifically focused on the Hospitality hotel industry. Attending conferences and tradeshows, her commitment to excellence in client service makes her a perfect fit for our organization and proactive advocate for our clients and partners.
Hayley Pernsteiner, Business Development and Design Consultant
Hayley’s background in hospitality and interior design with Hirsch Bedner Associates allows her to assist clients with their FF&E design needs and provide valuable design consultation for renovation projects.
Hayley is an Interior Architecture Graduate of The University of Wisconsin in Madison. Her focus in textile science and sustainability makes her a valuable asset to the world of refinishing, reupholstering and asset sustainability.
Jeanne Shannon, Director of Marketing
Jeanne is a native of Atlanta and Graduate of Clayton State University. With over 25 years of marketing communications experience, Jeanne has worked internationally in the U.K. and in the U.S. for global corporations and advertising agencies developing advertising and promotional campaigns for client companies such as Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, and General Motors Corporation. She works directly with our Principal, CFO and sales team. She is responsible for developing and managing all corporate communications including website content, CRM campaigns, advertising, social media and tradeshow management. She also enjoys writing our informative Hospitality and University specific blogs. With her communication expertise and creative talents, she is a valuable asset to The Refinishing Touch team.