Ana Lawton

Ana Lawton was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States, a refugee, at the age of four. She grew up in the Chicago area and lived there most of her life. She has both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Dominican University. She recently retired from a 43-year career in Accounting, Finance, and Financial Systems, specializing in Business Intelligence software for the last twenty years. She is a CPA and is also certified in Project Management and Change Management. Ana has travelled to several states in the US as well as Europe, recently fulfilling a lifelong dream of visiting Paris, France. A cancer survivor, Mrs. Lawton has participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign, raising funds for blood cancer research. She was a member of Toastmasters International for four years, during which she competed in several speech competitions.