Cassie McIntyre joined FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) as their Director of Corporate Partnership in Southern California in June 2015. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Cassie brings over eight years of experience in healthcare, education and non-profit recruiting and fundraising, and a passion for leadership development and STEM education. In addition to a proven track record for fundraising, Cassie aims to create mutually beneficial partnerships that are critical to an organization’s sustainability and long-term plans for excellence in execution, expansion, and education. The ability to create, maintain, and grow relationships drives her work and have been a consistent theme in each of her roles. What excites her the most about this role with FIRST, is the opportunity to help fuel growth for the organization through relationship building in Southern California.
Prior to joining FIRST Cassie worked for 7 years with Citizen Schools. During her tenure with Citizen Schools, she was responsible for raising and managing a portfolio of $1.3 million from the corporate sector. Also, two years ago in a previous role as Director of Corporate Partnerships with US2020 (a new initiative within Citizen Schools), Cassie oversaw the STEM initiative’s fundraising and growth strategy. She successfully raised over $1.3 million dollars through 10 corporate partners (including 8 Fortune 500 companies) in 8 months from when US2020 was started. During her time with Citizen Schools, Cassie held a variety of different leadership positions at the regional and national level.
Cassie and her husband Dan, recently welcomed their first daughter Bette into the world 3 months ago. They reside in Orange County, CA with their two dogs and two horses. When Cassie isn’t busy pounding the pavement building relationships you can find her enjoying the California sunshine outdoors hiking and spending time with her husband and animals.