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Meet the Member: Lisa Chandler
Welcome to our latest installment in our "Meet the Member" series. This month meet Lisa Chandler, our 2017 President!

Meet the Member: Jillian Nel

Welcome to our latest installment in our "Meet the Member" series. This month meet Jillian Nel, our newest member! 

Meet the Member: Margaret Ceconi

Welcome to WFE's inaugural news series where we will feature a member each month. This month meet Margaret Ceconi, founder of the WFE!

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Meet the Member: Lisa Chandler
Date: 6/6/2017
Written By: Rzan Swaidan

Welcome to our latest installment in our "Meet the Member" series, where we will feature a WFE member. This month meet our 2017 President , Lisa Chandler!

Read on to learn more about Lisa:

How did you get involved with WFE and how long have you been a member?

Since 2004. Trina Painter introduced me to the group.

What is your favorite thing about WFE?
The many great relationships I've made with ladies of the group. WFE has introduced me to many professional women who have been a great support. I learned a lot from several of the women. I enjoy being a resource to the group.

10 Quick Questions:
1. What was your first job?
Sales person at a boutique shop in Houston – El Girasol. It featured Mexican art and trinkets in the Town and Country Mall – which is no longer…

2. What do you like most about your current job?
Relationships with my clients - getting to know my clients and watching them become very successful in their businesses. I enjoy being there for them by providing tax advice to get them through the different transactions and business cycles.

3. What is the best career advice you've ever received?
Treat everyone with the utmost respect

4. Who is your role model?
My paternal grandfather. I admired his values. He was very disciplined, he treated people well, and he worked hard.

5. If you weren't [A CPA] what would you be doing?
Helicopter pilot – I love the feeling I get when I fly through the air

6. Do you have any pets?
Not currently, but I've been mommy to several canines

7. What are you currently reading?
Nothing interesting right now, unfortunately!

8. How do you handle stress?
Long walks, pulling weeds, and bubble baths

9. What do you make time for no matter what?
Time with friends

10. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I played the oboe in junior high school. Yes, I was a band nerd – but just for a little while!

Bonus Question!

11. What "lesson from mom" do you still live by today?
Keep a clean kitchen


Economic Forecast 2017
Greg Young, SVP and Senior Portfolio Manager at Bernstein Global Wealth Management spoke to WFE on January 11th to provide an overview of the 2017 U.S. Economic Outlook from an investment stand-point.

Integrating Office Politics into Your Success Strategy

Christine Spray, nationally recognized business development keynote speaker and two time best-selling author, spoke to WFE about integrating office politics into any successful strategy. 

Duck Hunt 2016

Click here to see photos from our annual Duck Hunt event!