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Managing Director of Financial Services - Edena J. Atmore
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Edena J. Atmore serves as the Managing Director of Financial Services. She graduated from St. Edwards University with a Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance and Marketing concentrations and has over 20 years of government experience working for the State of Texas and other local governments, including the City of Austin and CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas. Edena has also worked in various other industries, including banking, property management, financial and investment planning, school districts, and nonprofit organizations. While working for CPS Energy, Edena obtained her Master of Accounting degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1996 and passed the CPA exam shortly thereafter. 

In 2005, Edena moved to New York and worked with a regional CPA firm as a Senior Auditor for three years before moving back to Texas and residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. After a year of working with a Dallas CPA firm, Edena accepted a position with the City of DeSoto as the Assistant Finance Director in February of 2009.  Two and a half years later, Edena was promoted to Managing Director of Financial Services, overseeing Accounting, Purchasing and Municipal Court. 

In addition to her CPA designation, Edena currently has met all the requirements for the national and state designations of Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) and Charter Global Management Accountant (CGMA). 

Edena is married and has three adult boys. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, singing and volunteering for various youth group and church related activities.