Caliente Construction welcomed Lisa Autino, CPA, CCIFP as the organization’s new controller on Thursday. Autino will manage the accounting operations, financial community relationships and lead the effort for continuous improvement in the financial and project management platforms of the firm.
Autino began her career in public accounting after graduating from NAU in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. In 1992 she entered the construction industry as controller for one of the Valley’s major electrical subcontractors and in 2001 became CFO and a minority owner.
Committed to educational and professional organizations and mentoring programs at NAU and in the community, Autino is on the W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB) National Advisory Board for NAU and in 2010 she established a scholarship for undergraduates in the College of Business at NAU. She participates in the Executive Job Shadow Program, BizBlock and in 2011 was nominated and selected to enter the FCB Alumni and Faculty Hall of fame. Autino currently mentors students in the NAU Business Leadership Program and through St. Vincent de Paul’s One- At- A-Time program. She is also an active member in the Valley of the Sun chapter of CFMA, and has served in every officer role in the organization.
“We are so pleased Lisa has joined our team,” says Caliente’s President Lorraine Bergman. “Her reputation, commitment to community and experience align perfectly with Caliente’s values, culture and future goals.”