The Stanley Foundation
Seeking a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on global citizenship and effective global governance.
Cassie Mathias
Director of Finance, Corporate Treasurer

Cassie Mathias is director of finance at the Stanley Foundation and has over twenty years of experience in accounting and finance, holding positions in public accounting, manufacturing, and municipal utilities. She most recently worked for Muscatine Power and Water, where she was responsible for budgeting and forecasting, monthly financial statements and the annual audit report, financial analysis, and management of the accounting department. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting as well as a master of business administration from the University of Iowa. She also holds a green belt certification in Six Sigma from Villanova University.

She is a certified public accountant and serves with several not-for-profit organizations, focusing on animal-related issues.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a chartered global management accountant.

What do you do at the Stanley Foundation and how long have you been here?

I am the director of finance and treasurer and have been with the foundation since April 2019.

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy learning about the issue areas on which the foundation focuses and the impact we are making in those areas. I also enjoy the intricacies of our organization’s special status as a private operating foundation.

Where are you from?

I am a lifelong resident of Eastern Iowa. I moved to Muscatine in 2007 after growing up in Lowden and living in Tipton for many years.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I enjoy spending time with my two dachshunds, Lily and Weegie. I am very involved with a regional foster-based dachshund rescue. I enjoy antiquing, reading, and amateur photography. I also follow several sports teams, including the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings, and Los Angeles Dodgers.