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Lisa A. Drummond, CPA

Senior Manager

Ms. Drummond is a senior manager at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), providing auditing, tax, and accounting services to not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. Lisa spent the first five years of her career with a Big Four accounting firm, where she specialized in audits of financial services and insurance clients, as well as recruiting and training of new staff members.

She also served as Director of Investor Relations as well as other financial management roles in a large publicly-held company.

Professional Qualifications and Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Virginia
  • Bachelor of Science in Business, concentration in Accounting, summa cum laude, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University

Civic and Business Associations

  • Tutor, mentor and classroom volunteer for Virginia and Maryland public schools
  • English as a Second Language (ESOL) volunteer for church

Point of View

I try to anticipate questions and issues before they are asked or raised.


Lots of people have influenced me, in big and small ways.


A senior manager at Ernst  & Whinney, who gave me as much responsibility as I could handle without becoming overburdened.

Speaking Engagements:

Lightning Round

  • What is one item on your bucket list? I’d like to visit Alaska.
  • What are four to five words you think describe you? I consider myself hard-working, conscientious and compassionate.
  • What is one of your favorite quotes? “This too shall pass”