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D. Brian Carson, CPA, CGMA


D. Brian Carson, CPA, a Hampton Roads native, received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech and was previously named a Virginia Business “Super CPA.” He is a member of the AICPA, Lead Hampton Roads, the VSCPA, Tidewater Chapter of the VSCPA, and the CFO Council of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). As a CPA, Carson has more than 18 years of experience comprised of both public and private practice spanning dozens of industries.

He is the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts. Since 2010, Carson has led the development, maintenance and management of comprehensive financial reporting systems that measure performance, cash flow and budgets for all hotels, resorts, restaurants, timeshare sales and associations, commercial real estate, and other corporate-owned businesses in the Gold Key/PHR enterprise.

Previously, Carson was a partner with Goodman & Company (now Dixon Hughes Goodman). For more than a decade, he specialized in corporate financial audits, financial reporting, income tax reporting and financial forecasting. He focused primarily on the timeshare, hospitality, hotel management, commercial real estate and construction industries. He has the distinction of being named the youngest partner at Goodman & Company in more than 40 years.