Letitia Shelton, who serves as DeSoto’s Deputy City Manager for Finance and Administration, has more than 30 years of experience guiding public and private sector financial and administrative operations. She presently oversees the operations of several city departments including Financial Services, Public Utilities, Risk Management, Purchasing, Library, Human Resources, and Parks & Recreation. Before being appointed to her current post, Letitia spent two and a half years as DeSoto’s Director of Financial Services and was responsible for the City’s Financial Investments, Internal Controls, Financial Transparency, Debt Management, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Payroll, General Accounting, Fixed Assets, and Budgeting.
Letitia came to DeSoto in March 2016 from Richmond, Virginia, where she had spent nine years as Deputy Director of Finance and Administration for the City of Richmond's Department of Public Works. Prior to that, she served as a Business Analyst Manager for the Department of Public Utilities.
Letitia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Averett University. She is also a graduate of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Executive Leadership Institute. She serves as Secretary for North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation and the Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies. She serves on the City of DeSoto Audit and Finance Committee and the Tri-City Animal Shelter Board. She is a member of the North Texas Chapter of National Forum for Black Public Administrators.