Leslie Yates is Corporate Controller for Kiemle & Hagood Company, one of Spokane’s largest property management and commercial real estate companies. Leslie is responsible for overall financial reporting and management of the organization. She began her career at ICM Asset Management, Inc. in corporate administration, experienced significant career growth, and ultimately served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary/Treasurer. She later joined US Bancorp Piper Jaffray in 1999 where she obtained her Series 7 license. In 2002 Leslie joined Ken Roberts Investment Management, Inc. as Chief Operating Officer, attained her Investment Advisor Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP) designation in 2008, and was ultimately named President & Chief Compliance Officer in 2011. Most recently Leslie worked as Controller for RiskLens, an IT Cybersecurity Risk Analytics software company, and Executive Assistant to the CEO of Hecla Mining Co. Leslie graduated from Spokane Community College earning an A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and continued her education at Eastern Washington University.