Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Yvette Olivas received a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso in December of 1992. Before joining the Vista Star team in April of 2016, she worked as the Senior Manager for the Budget and Fiscal Services Division for the County Auditor’s Office. With experience spanning 22 years, her main responsibilities were to adopt the County budget, which was well over $300 million dollars and implement performance-based budgeting countywide to over 50 departments. With her dynamic team of 5 employees, the County of El Paso was awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for over 10 years. This prestigious document reflects both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOAs best practices. In addition, while employed with the County Auditor’s Office she gained experience in various other divisions such as the Grants Division and Accounts Payable Division. She retired from the County of El Paso after 22 years of service and is now currently working as an Accountant for the Vista Star team.