We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with.
We’re continuing our Getting to Know CIFT series with our Vice President, Finance and Administration, Kathy Hermiller. Kathy has been with CIFT from the start, 25 years. Her financial and administrative duties ensure the business runs smoothly each and every day. We asked Kathy some questions to get a glimpse into her role and what makes her excited to go to work every day.
What do you do at CIFT?
I oversee the company finances as well as our administrative functions such as human resources, database work and IT. I also manage the federal and state grants we receive.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
Knowing that our people are helping other companies be better, which in turn helps our local and state economy. The fact that our goal is to help others in our region excel is a pretty cool thing.
What do you like the most about working at CIFT?
I have been here a very long time and what I love is how this company has shifted to what the industry needs. I have worked with so many people with such different backgrounds and have learned a lot from them all. We have some very smart people working at CIFT and I just love hearing what they are doing.
What’s one thing you want people to know about your role, service or CIFT?
I have always loved getting into the details of things and problem solving. In this job, especially with grants compliance, it is really a necessity to be detail-oriented. For me, there is a lot of pride when my team’s hard work pays off in a clean audit.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Well, it is not exactly a secret that I love sports – love watching them and in my youth playing them. I spend a lot of time watching my kids at their different sporting events and I also enjoy golfing. And I am impatiently awaiting my beloved Detroit Tiger’s to win a World Series in my adult life!