Faculty: Melissa Curl

Melissa Curl

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco

Hello! I am an adjunct professor here at GGU, but my day job is Revenue Accounting Manager for Virgin America. My team and I ensure proper revenue recognition and SOX compliance for our publicly traded airline. Prior to my role at Virgin I worked in investor relations at Southwest Airlines, financial reporting at Zip Realty, and was a senior associate at KPMG. I have over 9 years of experience in the accounting field, in many different areas, with a diverse group of companies. While I enjoy every day accounting operations, I have found the most challenging and rewarding parts of my career have been the analysis and communication aspects. I have a passion for travel and the airline industry, and am mildly obsessed with excel. I am a Texan born and raised, but I am really enjoying this California weather.

I received my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Accountancy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and am also a Certified Public Accountant. In my spare time you will find me chasing around my 1 and a half year old son, on the ski slopes with my husband, or reading a good book on the couch (recommendations appreciated!)