Spinsters of San Francisco 2014-2015 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Spinsters of San Francisco acts as the executive leadership group, overseeing all events, activities, and interactions of the organization between our chosen charity and the San Francisco community. Please join the Board of Directors in our excitement as we celebrate 85 fabulous years of Spinsters of San Francisco!
President Michelle Bertino grew up in the great state of Texas. As a lover of traditions and college football, she eagerly headed off to Texas A&M University where she majored in Business with a focus in Accounting and International Studies. Michelle quickly got the travel bug and spent one summer in a 'semester at sea' study abroad program eating, drinking, and dancing throughout Europe. While at Texas A&M, she was the Social Chair and on the Executive Board as Vice President of Programming for Delta Zeta.
Even though everything is bigger and better in Texas, Michelle couldn't resist the urge to live in the Big Apple. After four years and a Masters degree from New York University, she became infatuated with San Francisco and quickly made the cross-country move. After working at a tech startup and joining Spinsters of San Francisco, Michelle couldn't imagine life anywhere else!
Michelle's favorite Spinsters memories are too many to count, but she does have an affinity for the holidays. Between the smell of Christmas trees at Guardsmen Tree Lot and getting glammed up for Holiday Ball, there's no way you won't find her floating on cloud nine. After leadership positions as Secretary, PR Co-Chair and Charity Party Co-Chair, Michelle is honored to serve on the Board of Directors as President and looks forward to a fabulous 85th year.
Cassie grew up in the windy city of Chicago, where she then traded in sail boats for books at Purdue University, majoring in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, she worked as an aviation planner for three years before pursuing her dream of a career in sports business. She earned her MBA from the University of Oregon and has been on the 'best coast' ever since. As a financial analyst for Cal Athletics, you will find Cassie at many sporting events as a not-so-undercover Cal Bear fan. She has previously served as the President of the San Francisco Bay Area Purdue Alumni Club, as well as financial advisor for the Pi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta at Berkeley.
Since joining Spinsters of San Francisco in 2011, Cassie has served as the General Meetings Co-Chair. She's obsessed with mixing and mingling with new people, so it's no surprise that her most cherished Spinnie events include volunteering at the Guardsmen Treelot and the Membership Wine Tour. Cassie's favorite things in San Francisco include the hot Indian summers, Bay to Breakers, Dolores Park, Balboa burgers, sailing to Sam’s, liquid lunches and champagne dinners. She is greatly looking forward to serving as Vice President on the Board of Directors, and is thrilled to be part of such a remarkable organization!