Robin Custard named 2017 Woman of the Year

Robin Custard (r), controller at Systems & Methods, Inc., was named the Women’s Business Alliance 2017 Woman of the Year during the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce WBA awards luncheon. Making the presentation was Alicia Michael, 2014 WBA Woman of the Year. 

CARROLLTON, GA - The Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) named Robin Custard as the 2017 Woman of the Year during the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce WBA awards luncheon.  In addition to the award presentation, President/CEO of the Shepherd Center Sarah Morrison was the featured speaker.
Alicia Michael, 2014 WBA Woman of the Year, introduced Custard at the luncheon held at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Custard is the controller for Systems & Methods, Inc.
Custard was nominated with the following introduction: “Robin has quietly been a driving force in the Carroll County community. Not only does she have her regular day job, but she also teaches at UWG in the evenings because she has a passion for sharing her knowledge and skill.  This is the true sign of a great leader.”
Custard, a licensed CPA and CGMA, has managed the financial activities of SMI since 2006. Prior to her work with SMI, she performed and managed financial and internal control audits for Tarpley & Underwood, P.C. in areas that included technology, manufacturing, trucking, healthcare and service industries.
Custard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and Finance from Georgia State University and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of West Georgia (UWG). In addition to her duties at SMI, she teaches an accounting course at UWG.
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Carrollton Dawnbreakers and is a Paul Harris Fellow+7. She has served in numerous roles including president and led the club to Club of the Year for Midsize Clubs in District 6900 in 2013-2014. She served as the D6900 District Treasurer in 2014-2015.
Custard’s nomination cited: “Robin has always said yes when asked to serve on Rotary boards and committees and always brought her A-game to every single commitment.”
Custard is an active member of Southern Hills Christian Church and is involved in their City Station project. She is married and has two sons and three grandchildren.
This WBA award was created to honor a well-rounded woman who excels in her professional life and gives back to her community.  Nominees are strong role models inspiring and empowering women to pursue opportunities while working to enhance the community.
The Women’s Business Alliance is a program of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to promote the balanced interests and lifestyles of the community’s professional women.  Sponsors of the organization are Georgia West Realty/Paula Waters; State Farm Insurance/Jill Duncan; Southland Insurance Agency; and Tanner Health System.
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