Michelle Alfonso is a CPA and business leader dedicated to bringing world-class management, systems and infrastructure to the nonprofit community. Over the course of her career, she has worked at a broad range of companies; starting in Big 4 Accounting at Deloitte & Touche; managing emerging market offices for Franklin Templeton; launching a dot-com shopping website, Ebates; and rounding out her career as Corporate Controller at technology companies OpenX (advertising technology platform) and FXall (foreign currency exchange).

For the last nine years, community service has become an integral part of Michelle’s life, as she evolved from volunteer to Board President and is now serving as Executive Director for Urban Compass, a non-profit dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in South Central Los Angeles by connecting them with college-bound high school mentors and providing access to a safe and state-of-the-art learning environment. For this work, The Center for Nonprofit Management, recognized her as an Inspiring Leader in 2018, “in recognition for her vision, passion and commitment as an influential force for change.” In 2017, she was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Summit, as a “woman who leads by example, successfully blending effective business vision with a passionate commitment to positively making a difference, both in the world of business and in the communities she serves.”