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Jessica E. McClain

Jessica E. McClain

Controller

Brand USA

mcclain-jessicaFor Jessica E. McClain, paying it forward and servant leadership is what drives her every day. After working in public accounting for more than 11 years, McClain now serves as Controller for Brand USA, a multi-million-dollar nonprofit organization that works with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel.

McClain is a certified public accountant, a certified information systems auditor (CISA), a project management professional (PMP) and a certified government financial manager (CGFM). She serves on volunteer committees with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a trustee for the AICPA Foundation. She was also appointed to the Maryland 529 Board where she serves on the Audit and Governance committee.

McClain believes no one can truly succeed alone and has made it her mission to help others reach their fullest potential.

“When I leave this earth, I want to be able to say I did my part to make it better. This is why I dedicate so much of my time to my community and my profession. After becoming a mother, I learned one of my responsibilities in life was to leave the world a better place for my daughter and future generations,” she said.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2020 Leading Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.