Board members are critical to non-profits because they ensure CFTEA is fulfilling its mission, is financially stable as well as provide critical oversight and guidance to the executive director. They enthusiastically represent CFTEA within the community. Their volunteer leadership is essential for CFTEA to continue its mission as a for-impact organization within the community.
To keep diversity and fresh perspectives among the board of directors, CFTEA is happy to welcome Cara Dyer from Auburn Savings as a new board member!
What made her take the step to join the CFTEA Board of Directors? Cara shared,
“I wanted to become a board member of CFTEA to help grow the offering and spread the word about what CFTEA has to offer the community.
While working full-time and running a farm, it is hard to take classes during normally offered college terms. With CFTEA I was able to take classes when they are convenient for my life. Along with having ample time to complete the courses and not feel rushed. That flexibility is so important.”
As things change in the business world, Cara is looking to provide a voice for collaboration and change.
“I believe the most rewarding part of being on the CFTEA board will be seeing the students that have come through the programs and how the programs have helped them reach their goals. Along with bringing ideas on what courses we should add or update with the fast pace of the banking industry.”
One thing that you may not realize is that Cara lives on a working farm with her husband. They both work full-time and run the farm in their spare time, providing fresh food for family, friends, and the community! CFTEA and your fellow board members are so excited to be working with her. Congratulations on your new role.