Director of Finance
Elizabeth Howard joins Peña Search as Financial Director after serving for 19 years as CFO of a successful architecture firm that sold in 2022. Doing so, Elizabeth merges her experience managing the human resources and financial health of a professional services firm with her personal commitment to serving the community, as she supports the firm’s continued growth and presence in its nonprofit search pursuits.
Elizabeth believes strongly in serving her community and, when not engaged in the professional world, is an active volunteer. She served as the treasurer on the St. John’s Episcopal School parents association board and as class representative for the St. Mark’s School of Texas parents association board. Over the past 30 years, she has volunteered with Reading Partners of North Texas, Jubilee Park and Community Center, and Meals on Wheels, in addition to various board positions.
Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University and began her career at EDS Corporation in Plano, where she gained a depth of experience in account and personnel management. As the manager of the State of Michigan account, she oversaw the technology growth for various state agencies.
Outside of her professional endeavors and community service, Elizabeth enjoys running, reading, cooking, traveling, and, especially, spending time with her family.