Jacquie Kush is one of the new additions to PAMP’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. After being a PAMP member for about a year, Jacquie Kush says, “I jumped right into the deep end with the Treasurer role!”
Jacquie is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of the organization, which includes ensuring that PAMP’s assets are safeguarded and used appropriately and that tax filings are completed timely and accurately. She also reviews the financial statements, monitors the budget and works to solve any problems that arise. In essence, she helps make sure the organization is running smoothly overall and staying true to its mission.
“I recently became a stay at home mom and was afraid that I would feel isolated if I were alone with a baby all the time,” says Jacquie. “I also wanted a way to continue to improve my personal balance sheet. I worked in public accounting and then venture capital finance for the last 10+ years.” As Treasurer for PAMP, this role not only gives her a connection to her profession, it also expands it into the nonprofit world. “I appreciate that I can continue to learn while still spending lots of time with my son. In addition, I feel like I get more out of PAMP by being involved. I have a better idea of the events and resources and I have met and gotten to know some really wonderful people.”
Asked about her latest accomplishment, Jacquie gushes, “My biggest accomplishment is surviving the first year of parenthood! My son turned 1 in June and it has been an amazing year. I have really appreciated what a supportive community PAMP is. Everyone is friendly and willing to provide help and insight.”
Jacquie lives in Redwood City with her husband and 1-year-old son. Their 2 dogs were demoted to “dog status” when their son was born.
1. What is the last non-kid movie you saw? Great Gatsby. I don’t think I had been to the theater in over a year. It is really hard to get me to commit to watching a movie. However, if I do watch one, I generally prefer to watch movies at home with a glass of red wine.
2. Are you a Bay Area native or transplant? I suppose it depends on your definition of the Bay Area – I grew up in Santa Rosa, which is in Sonoma County. I went to school in southern California, but moved to San Francisco after graduating. My husband and I moved to Redwood City when I started working at Sequoia Capital.
3. What’s at the top of your to-do list? For PAMP, I want to streamline the invoicing process to reduce the burden on the volunteers and staff. I have a few other operational improvements that I would like to make. Personally, I have been trying to cook more and organize my home office. It has turned into a bit of a dumping ground!
5. Why are you a PAMP volunteer? I believe that you get out what you put in. My experience in this community has been greatly enhanced by spending more time helping PAMP further its cause. Plus, I am not someone that can sit still. The busier I am, the more I accomplish.