Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM)| Certified Manager of Quality + Organizational Excellent | Lean Six Sigma Sensei | HRCI Senior Professional in HR – Calif. | SHRM Senior Certified Professional | M.S. in Accountancy | B.S. in Business Management | A.S. in Micro Computer Accounting
When Leeann first started her career at Heaviland 20 years ago, there was just herself and one receptionist managing the finance and administration for the company. Since then, the now six-person Finance + Admin team manages HR and safety, IT, procurement and accounting, and payroll. Our awesome F+A team allows Leeann to focus on other projects such as: implementing new operating software, developing policies and procedures, creating budgets, forecasts, and financial reports, and the strategic direction of the company. It’s also allowed her to stock up on degrees and certifications!
Leeann started her accounting career in 1984 after completing her associate degree in Micro Computer Accounting, likely making her one of the first people to receive a degree in this area of study. Prior to joining Heaviland, Leeann worked in the bicycle industry. Not only was she a race team manager, but she was also a controller, procurement manager, and bicycle designer. At one point, Leeann was even a world-ranked professional mountain bike downhiller!
Fun fact: Leeann loves being outside riding her bike on the road or in the dirt. She is a three-time California State Masters Cyclocross Champion and currently the President of Celo Pacific, a 60-member cycling club formed 35 years ago in Carlsbad.