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Sonia Garcia Senior Accounting Manager

Sonia comes to Propeller with over 20 years of professional experience in accounting and finance and a CPG background. She has worked in a variety of companies coming from small, family-owned companies to global CPGs.

Originally from the south of Puerto Rico, Sonia attended the University of Puerto Rico, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. Then, she earned her MBA, marketing¬†concentration, at the University of Phoenix.

Back in her home country of Puerto Rico, Sonia began her career in a small family-owned publishing company, Shepherd Publishing Company, as a Senior Accountant. Her first accounting manager role was at a family-owned company dedicated to 3rd party logistics, wholesaling, and OTC products, Cesar Castillo Inc., where she was responsible for managing the accounting department, SAP systems implementation, and budget processes. As her career progresses, she worked for global companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, The Hershey Company, and Johnson & Johnson.

In 2018, Sonia relocated to Jacksonville, FL to work for Johnson & Johnson Worldwide (J&J) as a Senior Financial Systems Strategist. She used her accounting and finance background to develop systems solutions or financial processes to enable standardization, management reporting solutions, or enhance finance knowledge across Finance teams. Before J&J, for 9 years, Sonia worked for The Hershey Company as Senior Finance Manager for the Latin America region. Under this role, she was responsible for the accounting processes as well as leading financial systems implementation, inventory process improvement, and brand profitability initiatives.  

In her free time, she likes to travel with her family, do arts & crafts with her 2 boys, or serve as a speaker in local charities focused on women.