As CFO, Meranda Wacek has helped the organization streamline financial and procedural policies as well as created monitoring and accountability systems to help CEE achieve its strategic priorities while maintaining a sustainable financial position. She currently oversees the organization’s finances, including development and management of the budget, revenue, expense, and cash management, and financial reporting to CEE’s Board of Directors. Meranda is also a member of CEE’s leadership team.
Meranda joined CEE in 2009 and has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, financial management, and nonprofit compliance. Prior to joining CEE, she began her career as an auditor for a public accounting firm, with a concentration in nonprofit organizations throughout the Twin Cities area.
In additional to her duties at CEE, Meranda serves as the chairperson for Junior Achievement in Hutchinson and participates in volunteer opportunities to mentor young professionals. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of St. Benedict and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Minnesota.
Meranda enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. She is especially drawn to beautiful outdoor spaces like our country’s incredible national parks! When not working or traveling, Meranda enjoys spending time with her family and challenging herself to try new things (like gardening, quilting, and dog sledding).