Boys & Girls Club Announces New Board President

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The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley is pleased to announce their 2011- 2012 Board President, Leena Mathew. Ms. Mathew has been a board member for over five years, has an extensive professional history and the passion to help the youth of the community be great.
leena Leena Mathew is a Director of Studio Controllership at The Walt Disney Company, where she is responsible for the financial reporting and analysis supporting the Worldwide Theatrical Film Distribution & Worldwide Stage Plays divisions. Prior to Disney, she held positions in professional accounting with increasing responsibility at Sony of Canada, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Mathew is a Certified Public Accountant, with an active license issued by the State of California.  She earned her MBA degree and a BA (with a focus in Political Science) from the University of Toronto.
“I volunteer with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Burbank because I desire to make this world a better place, starting with improving the lives of the children who live in my community.  The Club keeps children safe, enriches their lives with activities, offers them academic guidance and provides them with opportunities to become leaders.   In a world that needs change, the Club offers hope!”, said Mathew.
Ms. Mathew was born in India and was raised in Canada. She moved to the United States in 1999 and became an American citizen last year. Ms. Mathew has two genuine loves: 1) community building and 2) helping people realize their full potential.  She served the Burbank community by volunteering on The Boys & Girls Clubs of Burbank and the Greater East Valley as an Officer and Board Member for the past five years.  She partnered with The Boys & Girls Clubs of America in order to teach Boys & Girls Clubs around the country how to safeguard their financial assets and appropriately manage their finances.  Ms. Mathew served as the Executive sponsor of the Mentor – Mentee Program in Studio Controllership at for the past three years, supporting the growth & development of employees across The Walt Disney Company.  Leena has a love for singing and is a member of the acclaimed Angel City Chorale.

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