Today I interviewed Annamarie Cassidy, PIT’s Chief Financial Officer. Her office is located in the Business Office. First of all, we hit it off right from the start. I know 2 of her nephews that I used to hang out with while we were in high school: it’s a small world! Besides that, I really enjoyed this interview because I felt super comfortable talking with her. She’s super nice, very easy to talk to, and has a great personality!
A: “West Chester University”
Q: What was your major and how long did it take to get it?
A: “My major was accounting and it took me the 4 years to achieve it. I wanted to get in and get out”
Q: What do you love most about P.I.T.?
A: “What I love the most is my staff and co-workers who I have found great friendships in. I also love being able to help students further their careers.”
Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: “Yes. I love to cook, and about 3 years ago I took on knitting, so now I knit socks, sweaters, and blankets for my nieces and nephews and sometimes for my 5 other sisters.”
Q: When did you start working at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology?
A: “I believe I started working here around 2006″
Q: What’s something people don’t know about you?
A: “Not much. I’m an open book. I love to interact with my staff, like bringing them food, telling them what I did during the weekend, and asking what they have planned. If someone were to ask if I were ‘the quiet one,’ a lot of people could vouch for me and say that’s defiantly not me.”
Q: Is there anything you would change about your past?
A: “I couldn’t say I regret anything. I see it as lessons learned. Although I wish I would have left my public accounting job in 10 years instead of 12 years, but I gained my CPA licenses, so overall I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Q: Who is your inspiration and why?
A: “My dad, he would always stress hard work, family commitment, and how family is everything. Being able to provide my sisters and I with memories from vacations and family traditions was important to us because we loved being around each other.”