Marci Chavez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1990, and a few years later earned her CPA certification. She worked for 3+ years in Public Accounting firms in Audit in both Waco and Dallas, Texas, and following that, worked as Controller for a Business Insurance/Risk Management company. She joined Currency Systems International (CSI) in 1996 as Senior Accountant, was soon promoted to Controller and later became CFO. Throughout her career at CSI, while responsible for the foreign consolidation and financial reporting, Marci worked closely with the Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Service and Project Management teams tracking progress of manufacturing and engineering development projects and sales contract completions and fulfilments. De La Rue bought CSI in 2001, and she played a key role in completing the transaction and the following transition within De La Rue. She left De La Rue in February of 2002 and worked as a financial consultant for Trailblazer Studios out of their Dallas office, while also helping Richard Haycock organize Currency Research USA Corp in 2003 and the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) in 2004 . She initially worked on a consulting basis for Currency Research, and then joined them in a full-time position in 2005 as CFO and Sponsor Coordinator. She was promoted to Vice-President/CFO in 2009 and in August of 2011 was named President.
Concurrently to working for Currency Research, Marci served as Treasurer for IACA since its inception and later served on the IACA Board of Directors as one of the Organizational Directors.
In November 2020, Marci left her positions in the Industry for a work hiatus.
As of January 2022, she is serving as IACA’s Executive Director on a part-time basis while serving in a volunteer capacity for several organizations including Meals on Wheels and Defined By God Ministries. She lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.