Debby Blazquez, CPA, CGMADirector of Finance
Debby Blazquez joined the National Housing Trust in 2016. She has a distinguished and diverse business background that began with Price Waterhouse in Columbus, Ohio and includes corporate experience with McDonald’s Corporation across multiple US locations, law firm experience with two major DC based firms and significant non-profit experience [501(c)3, (c)4 and (c)6] spanning more than 20 years in the sector.
Debby is a seasoned CFO, skilled auditor, proven leader and accomplished strategic planner with a strong foundation in human resources, organizational development, administrative operations, contract management, information technology, facility management and procurement. Her finance and accounting experience includes financial reporting and analysis, budgeting/forecasting, grants management, auditing, taxes, cash flow analysis, investments, internal controls and compliance, international accounting/ consolidations and system implementations. In addition, Debby is responsible for streamlining operations, organization-wide infrastructure projects, risk assessment, capital campaigns, buying, selling and financing commercial real estate, negotiating commercial leases from both a lessee and lessor perspective.
Debby has a passion for supporting and working for mission-based organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ohio State University, is a certified public accountant (CPA) and recently obtained her second certification as a chartered global management accountant (CGMA).