As Executive Director, Lesley oversees the strategic direction, organizational objectives, and overall management matters for Alabama Family Trust. She also works closely with the AFT Board of Trustees to ensure compliance with all applicable governing bodies.
A Certified Public Accountant, Lesley was formerly the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and began her career as an auditor working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City.
After returning to Alabama, she managed the trust tax departments for the Birmingham offices of two Fortune 500- sized banks. Byars has worked as a consultant to public accounting firms across the country on issues related to taxation and administration of trusts, estates, and nonprofit organizations.
Reach out to her for questions relating to:
- Setting up a trust with AFT
- Marketing and public relations
- Complex tax issues