Dawn Ellis is the Finance Manager at Civility Management Solutions. As such, Dawn oversees payroll, accounts payable and receivables, contract job costing, cash management, new-hire orientations, and employee relations.
Prior to joining CivilityMS, Dawn served in various administrative positions in the non-profit sector and higher education for 25 years in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
Dawn subscribes to George Eliot’s life motto, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” Working as a bookkeeper at Toyota Technological Institute piqued her interest in Finance and while looking for opportunities to advance, she decided to look outside of Chicago. Her thirst for growth and adventure is what led her to relocate to the DMV area.
Working for a small business was a personal career highlight for Dawn as she believes there is value in seeing how one’s work directly affects the company. Becoming a part of CivilityMS allowed her to learn different aspects of the government contracting business and develop new skills while in a flexible and nurturing environment.
Dawn earned her BA and MA at National Louis University and is currently looking to complete her MBA.
She enjoys traveling, volunteering and proudly serving homeless shelters and their patrons.