Michelle L. Attreed (ACIS Class of 1989) received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia Women in Public Finance.    The mission of Virginia Women in Public Finance is to advance women's leadership opportunities and potential by fostering relationships and networking, and providing educational and learning activities and forums.

Ms. Attreed currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the County of Prince William, Virginia.  Michelle has more than 20 years of diverse finance, accounting, risk management, procurement, debt issuance, investment management, tax administration, property assessment, human resource and information technology experience.  She sits on the boards of the County's Self-insurance Group, Police & Fire Supplemental Retirement Plan and the Length of Service Award Program as well as chairing the Finance Board and Internal Control Council.  Ms. Attreed is an active participant on various committees including Investment Oversight, Revenue, Health & Wellness, HR Steering and Information Technology Steering, wherein over the last several years she was responsible for directing the implementation of three new systems (Oracle financials; tax assessment, billing and collections; and the real property assessment database.  She is additionally an Advisory Member of the Agricultural and Forrestal Districts Committee and staff liaison for the Board Audit and Joint Audit Committees of the County Government and Schools.  Ms. Attreed maintains affiliations with the AICPA, GFOA, VSCPA and VGFOA as well as both the Virginia Commissioners of the Revenue and Treasurers Associations.  Michelle received both a County Executive and a VGFOA Award for Innovations in Government Finance for the development of the County's Internal Control and Ethics Accountability Program.  Ms. Attreed received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech and graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University where she was the 2011 sole recipient of the John D.R. Cole Award for Outstanding MPA Student.  Additionally, she has earned her CPA and CGMA designation.

Michelle Attreed ('89) with Hokie Bird