Mary Ellen Leonard is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and former private sector Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a proven track record supporting businesses in various industries to maximize their financial results.
Upon graduation from Texas A&M University, Mary Ellen climbed the corporate ladder at one of the world’s largest public accounting firms for twelve years, gaining both financial reporting and consulting experience. Upon entry into industry practice, she drove the implementation of best finance, accounting and operations practices for start-ups, wealthy private family businesses and global multi-billion-dollar organizations in the restaurant, manufacturing, construction, wholesale distribution, services, sports, and transportation sectors.
Currently, Mary Ellen serves as the Director of Fiscal Services here in College Station, Texas. Her principal leadership responsibilities for the City are to provide strategic planning recommendations to the City Manager, direct all Finance activities including purchasing, accounting, financial reporting, budget, financial reporting and financial systems, supervise utility billing, collection and call center activities and oversee municipal court operations.
Mary Ellen’s husband is a former project manager at NASA in Houston and is currently an industry professor at Texas A&M. She has 3 adult Aggie children and one adorable grandson.