Nancy's COVID Story - "We're building the plane while we're flying it"
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About Nancy Reiter
Nancy has served as VP of Finance and Operations at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (BBBS) since 2015. Prior to joining BBBS, Nancy worked with various non-profits and small businesses in the Austin area and has over 20 years’ experience in accounting, non-profits, and small business operations.
As VP of Finance and Operations, she oversees the agency’s general administrative functions including accounting, human resources, IT, and office and building management. She works with the CEO and Board to monitor the agency’s finances and operations to ensure long-term viability. She is a servant leader who strives to make sure staff have what they need to be as successful and achieve BBBS’ mission to help children achieve their full potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and a Masters in Professional Accounting from University of Texas at Austin. She is a CPA and was nominated as Best CFO in Austin in 2017. Nancy is actively involved in the community currently serving as a volunteer for CASA of Travis County and as a leader in the Austin Non-Profit Financial Leaders group. She has also served on several non-profit boards including most recently Forklift Danceworks.
A technical note
When we first had the idea for COVID Stories, we thought we'd record ten or fifteen minutes and then edit that down to a three to five minute segment. But then the interviews began and it was almost cathartic. Everyone had more to say than could be fit into ten or fifteen minutes. When we heard the awesome insights that were being shared, we realized there was no way to cut anything. So, it's all here.
Also, the COVID Stories interviews were conducted during the shelter-in-place lockdown using Microsoft Teams. What you’re hearing is unedited, unfiltered, and with any call quality issues and technical glitches left in. We’ve all had our share of online meetings during lockdown, so you can probably relate to these glitches that can pop up when you least expect it.