Lesa Walton is Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Chief Internal Auditing Officer. She is responsible for the overall operations of Internal Auditing functions to include developing, scheduling, and directing financial, operational, and administrative audit functions. This includes analyzing, reviewing and appraising the adequacy and effectiveness of system technologies and internal control for safeguarding MLGW’s funds and assets.
Walton joined MLGW in 2001 and has served as an Auditor, Senior Auditor, Supervisor of Management Accounting, General Auditor and most recently as Audit Director. She received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1992, and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Jackson State University in 1994. She received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1998.
Walton's previous employers include TruGreen Chemlawn, a division of ServiceMaster, Inc., The Kroger Company and United American of Tennessee. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) where she serves as IIA Memphis Board of Governors. She is a supporter of community agencies such as The United Way, MIFA, and Junior Achievement. Walton is an active member of White Stone Missionary Baptist Church serving as Co-Chairperson of the Trustee Board, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee and member of the Budget Committee.