The Charleston Regional Business Journal recently recognized School of Business alum Melissa Barbour in their “Forty Under 40” list, which honors local business professionals for their commitment to community service.

A native of Virginia, Barbour graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2005 and received her master’s degree in accounting from the College of Charleston School of Business in 2007. She is currently a tax manager at WebsterRogers in downtown Charleston, where she specializes in tax compliance consulting.

With nearly a decade of public accounting and tax industry experience under her belt, including almost five years with WebsterRogers, Barbour is also active in the local accounting community. She serves on the Emerging Leadership Cabinet of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the James Island chapter of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

An event celebrating all “Forty Under 40” nominees is planned for late May.