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Celia is an accounting and finance professional with 25+ years experience. Celia is a director in the Global Internal Audit Services department at Walmart Stores, Inc. Her past roles include president of her family owned leadership consulting business, lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College & University of Phoenix, finance manager at Applied Materials, and Assistant Commissioner for Internal Audit at the Texas Department of Agriculture. 

Over 20 years ago, Celia began her NABA journey by establishing the Austin, Texas Accounting Career Awareness Program. Since then, Celia has held various leadership positions within NABA including Central Region President, Central Region Vice President, Chapter President, Chapter Vice President and a member of various National Committees. Additionally, she was a founding member of Northwest Arkansas Chapter of NABA.

Celia earned a MBA in Management from St. Edward’s University and her BBA in Accounting from Texas State University. In addition, she has completed 30 hours toward her doctorate degree in organizational leadership at the University of Phoenix.

Years of NABA Membership: 20+ Years
Chapter Affiliation: Northwest Arkansas