Mary Ellen Leonard, CPA

Director of Fiscal Services, City of College Station, Texas

Mary Ellen Leonard, CPA

Mary Ellen Leonard is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and former private sector Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a proven track record leading businesses in various industries to maximize their financial results.

After graduation from Texas A&M University, Mary Ellen worked for twelve years at the world’s largest public accounting firm, gaining both financial reporting and consulting experience. She continued to drive the implementation of best finance, accounting and operations practices for start-ups and global multi-billion dollar organizations in various sectors though her own firm.

Currently, Mary Ellen serves as the Director of Fiscal Services in College Station, Texas – Home to Texas A&M University. Leadership responsibilities include providing strategic planning recommendations to the City Manager, directing all Finance activities including purchasing, accounting, financial reporting, budget, and financial systems, leading the utility billing, collection and call center activities and administering municipal court operations. Mary Ellen serves as an industry professor at Texas A&M University, where she instructs graduate and undergraduate students in Financial Statement Valuation and Analysis

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.