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SHPE Hires New Controller, Rhonda McNeil, to Manage All of the Organization’s Financial Activities


Los Angeles, CA – SHPE has added experienced finance professional Rhonda McNeil to the management team. As the Controller, reporting directly to the CEO, Rhonda will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Finance and Accounting Department and be responsible for managing all critical financial activities for SHPE.

Rhonda has over 20 years of management, financial, and accounting experience. Before taking her position at SHPE, she was the Vice President of Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer at San Marcos Academy, a nonprofit K-12 school. In this role she provided mentorship to students, encouraging their dreams to achieve a STEM college education. She has also worked in the Software and Telecommunications industries at various companies including VMware, Vignette, Level3, and CenturyLink.

Rhonda has both her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from Texas State University. She currently lives in San Marcos, Texas but is relocating to Sand Spring, Oklahoma with her three wonderful stepchildren and her husband, Matt. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys traveling, reading, and community service.

CEO Raquel Tamez says about the role and the selection of Rhonda, “Fiscal responsibility with sophisticated trend analysis and reporting is critical to the smart growth of SHPE. We welcome Rhonda’s experience and leadership in those areas as we rapidly expand the activities needed to fulfill our mission.”


SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) is a nonprofit organization serving and advancing Hispanics in STEM. With more than 13,000 student and professional members, SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. To accomplish this, SHPE provides a variety of programming, services, resources, and events, including hosting the largest Hispanic STEM convention in the nation. For more information, visit