Nancy Carey Cassidy Receives Women of Achievement Award


NEW ROCHELLE, NY, June 27, 2014 – Nancy Carey Cassidy of Loudonville, NY a graduate of The College of New Rochelle (CNR) class of 1979, was awarded the Women of Achievement Award at the College’s 76th Annual Alumnae/i College Weekend in June. The award was instituted in 1999 to recognize alumnae/i for brilliant accomplishments in their chosen careers.  Judith Huntington, president of the College, presented the award.

Nancy Carey Cassidy made her mark in New York's Capital District, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at The Picotte Companies and through her volunteerism. After graduating from CNR, Cassidy joined the commercial real estate property development and management firm.  She received an MBA from the executive MBA program of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the Capital Leadership program of the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce.

As Chair of the Management Committee of The Picotte Companies, Cassidy oversees day-to-day operations and also serves on a three-member Executive Committee with the two principal owners.  One of her notable projects was the development of 625 Broadway in Albany, a state-of- the-art facility, built as the headquarters for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The building, which is the first green building in Albany, has received several awards including the silver rating for LEED Certification.

Outside the office, Cassidy is a vital part of her community.  In 1983 she founded “Dancing in the Woods” to benefit the pediatric cancer program at Albany Medical Center. Last year Dancing celebrated 30 years and has raised over $7.5 million dollars. She previously served as vice chair of the Board of Directors of Albany Medical Center and was formerly a member of the board of the New York State Thruway Authority and former member of the Board of Directors of Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Previously Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, she has also served as a Board Member of several other area organizations.  She is a current and founding member of the Forum for Executive Women.  In addition, in 1989 she was the first female elected as a member of the Fort Orange Club.
In 1991, Nancy received the Community Service Award from the Center for the Advancement of Family and Youth, and in 1992 she received the Capital Leadership Alumni Award.  She was also the 1996 Albany Medical Center Children's Miracle Network Honoree and the 1998 Albany Medical Center Volunteer of the Year. In 2000 she received an award for 100 Women of Excellence from the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce. Also that year, she was one of 50 people, and the only woman, selected to participate in an inaugural Executive Program in Real Estate at Harvard University. In 2004 she received the Ursula Laurus Citation from The College of New Rochelle. Cassidy is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Albany Academies and was recently elected to the Board of the Center for Economic Growth. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Lally School of Management at RPI.

Contact:  Elizabeth Weisman
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