Leslie Mitchell graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor in Business Administration and a major in accounting, subsequently obtaining her CPA license. She spent 20 years of her accounting career with Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, P.C. in Waco, where she worked in the Audit Department, Employee Benefit Services Department and the Tax Department, concluding her years there as a Tax Manager.
At the Foundation, Leslie prepares monthly financial statements and reports the results to the Board of Trustees. She is responsible for overseeing the annual audit and Form 990 preparation, as well as creating and maintaining accounting policies and procedures and overseeing special projects related to financial matters.
Through her work, Leslie has gained the confidence of donors and fundholders by conducting accurate and timely financial reporting, which ultimately maximizes the amount Waco Foundation has available to grant every year. Leslie has been with the Foundation since 2008.