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Permian Basin Area Foundation

Cyndi Vara

Chief Financial Officer
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What Cyndi does at PBAF:
Cyndi oversees the financial processes, financial reporting, budgeting, annual audit and tax returns preparation, and human resources for the Foundation.  Cyndi also provides support to the Audit and Investment Committees of the Foundation.

What did Cyndi do before PBAF:
Previous to starting at the Foundation in April of 2005, Cyndi was the Director of Finance for a large non-profit organization in Amarillo, Texas. Cyndi also worked in public accounting for seven years.

Education and Professional Affiliations:
West Texas A&M University, BBA in Accounting, Certified Public Accountant

Permian Basin Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs, member
Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group (FAOG); former Board member; Communications Committee, Accounting Practices Committee and HR Committee member

Favorite area in West Texas:
Cyndi loves the “mountain region” of Texas, and she especially enjoys spending time in Fort Davis and Marfa.

What is Cyndi's hidden talent?
Hidden talent (and passion) is preparing healthy, tasty and visually appealing meals. Cyndi's husband calls her “Chef Cyndi”, and thinks she should open a restaurant.

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