EdMIS: EDUCATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC.

Education Management Information Systems was founded in 1984 in El Paso, Texas, by Bruce and Elba Collier. The company incorporated effective January 1, 2014. Since its inception, the goal of EdMIS has been to provide software tools and consulting and training services to auditors and accounting personnel working with local government entities. Initially the emphasis was on Texas school districts. Now our aim is to provide these services to CPAs and personnel working with all types of local governments throughout the United States and its territories. We are sorry to advise that Bruce passed away on November 6, 2017. Elba has worked with Bruce for over 30 years preparing and presenting the CPE courses offered by EdMIS, Inc. EdMIS has produced auditing and reporting software for more than 20 years. We have the experience and the expertise to provide excellent products and effective training. Elba will continue to offer this training and with the assistance of our new Vice President, Nathaniel Brown, we will continue to provide both the AUDIT-L.E.A. and AUDIT-CITY software packages.

 

ELBA K. COLLIER, Ph.D.

Elba K. Collier earned a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and taught courses in money and banking, macroeconomic theory, history of economic thought, and international economics for over 20 years at Texas Tech University, Duke University, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, The University of Texas at El Paso, Eastern New Mexico University and The University of Texas at Austin. She is a past-president of the Association for Social Economics and served as their Executive Secretary for 16 years. She served as President of the Southwest Economics Association in 2001.

Dr. Elba Collier developed AUDIT-T.E.A. in 1985 and has written all the updates since that time. The program name was changed to AUDIT-L.E.A. in 1996 and the software was completely rewritten in the Windows framework. She developed a new product, AUDIT-CITY, which was launched in 2004.

Dr. Elba Collier is the President of EdMIS, Inc. She has provided consulting services to many CPA firms and school districts on financial reporting and she has co-presented and presented continuing education courses for EdMIS, Inc. for over 30 years. 

 

NATHANIEL A. BROWN

Nathaniel has been a co-owner and/or employee of EdMIS for over 15 years. He is currently the Vice President of EdMIS, Inc. and a share holder in the corporation. Nathaniel has been the web administrator for the company for many years and three years ago began to assist in the programming for the two software packages. 

Nathaniel is a graduate of Texas State University and has made a career in web development. He received the award for the outstanding graduating senior in the Department of Engineering in 2005. His contributions in the programming for AUDIT-CITY and AUDIT-L.E.A. have been significant and we look forward to his increased participation in the company. 

 

MARILYN J. FOX

EdMIS is pleased to announce a new member of our Board of Directors, Marilyn Fox. Marilyn is a Certified Public Accountant, retired since 2016. She has worked in the area of Finance and Budget for two major cities in Texas; the City of Austin and the City of Houston. Marilyn will assist in reviewing the course materials for accuracy.

She was the Assistant Director of Finance and Administrative Services for the City of Austin. As Assistant Director she was responsible for the City’s Budget Office, Controller, the Treasury and Regulatory Affairs. During her employment, the City converted its accounting system, as well as its billing system for the city-owned utilities. She also served as the City’s representative to the Employees and Police Pension Boards. Her primary responsibilities included reviewing budget documents and Request for Council Actions submitted to the City Council and monitoring franchise agreements and reported revenue from AT&T, Time Warner and Texas Gas Company.

Marilyn was employed with the City of Houston as Director of Revenue and Regulatory Affairs, part of the Finance Department. She was primarily responsible for estimating budgeted revenue from City activities (excluding property taxes) and explaining budgeted variances and information for the City annual CAFR. Her responsibilities included monitoring the franchise agreements and reported revenue from payments received from AT&T, Time Warner, and Reliant Energy.

Since leaving city employment, she has worked as a consultant for many cities, school districts and other public entities. Her area of expertise focuses on assisting public entities in the areas of accounting and revenue maximization.