LaWanda is the Senior Vice President, Controller for Franklin Mountain Management, LLC. In this role, LaWanda is responsible for the accounting function and financial reporting for FMI and its affiliates.
Prior to joining FMI team, LaWanda served as Senior Manager Corporate Accounting at Helen of Troy and Corporate Controller of PetSmart subsidiaries. She brings a multitude of financial knowledge and experience from these and other leadership roles.
LaWanda is originally from New Jersey by way of Maryland and has lived in El Paso for over 4 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master’s in Business Management from Wilmington University in New Castle Delaware. Additionally, LaWanda is a board member of The Women’s Fund of El Paso and a panelist for 2021 EPC Women in Business Conference.