ACCESS has named Patti Eliot as its new finance director.

ACCESS has named Patti Eliot as its new finance director.

She previously served as chief financial officer and controller for the Montgomery Community Action Agency in Alabama, and was also the fiscal monitor for the state of Alabama.

Eliot is a certified public accountant and has bachelor's degrees in both accounting and information systems.

ACCESS is the Community Action Agency of Jackson County and provides 15 programs, ranging from food banks to housing assistance, designed to address issues faced by low-income individuals and families.