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Chasity Grosh '99

Chasity Grosh

Vice President-- Card Product Controller, Capital One

Class of '99

I started my career at KPMG in Roanoke and subsequently spent time at Ernst & Young before moving to the private sector. For the last 10 or so years, I have had the pleasure of working at Capital One in a variety of leadership roles, including leading our finance risk office as well as serving as the product controller for each of the various segments within Capital One. In addition, I also spent dedicated time to diversity, inclusion and belonging within our organization, which is a true passion of mine. I am a proud Hokie and mom of 2 girls and a most precious furry friend. Outside of work, I LOVE watching the Hokies play, watching my daughter play soccer and interior design.



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This excites me the most about the future of my industry...

The automation and transformation - without a doubt! While the core capabilities of an accountant will always be needed and very valuable, I think staff roles will transform significantly over the coming years to more 'reviewing and challenging' vs. 'doing' - and I'm really excited for the road ahead!

 

Best advice I've ever gotten...

I can't narrow it down to 1 - so I'll go with two.  1). Always leave it better than you found it 2). If you likely won't remember it in two years, don't fret about it now.

 

The last time I ventured out of my comfort zone...

I presented to our chief information officer - and although I have presented countless times before, I still get nervous and it's still very much out of my comfort zone. I'll keep at it....maybe one day I will become more of a natural.

 

Favorite way to end the day...

Long walks with my dog and husband...and if I'm super lucky, I can convince one or both of my daughters to come with us!

 

What do you want to do in 5 years professionally?...

I get this question a lot, my answer is always the same. No matter when I've been asked (i.e., 10 years ago), I want to be in roles where I can feel like I'm growing, learning and most of all, making a difference. I mentioned my best career advice was "always leave it better than you found it," and I truly live by that. I don't get overly focused on the title or role, but rather the value I can provide.

Biggest misconception about my job or industry...

This is an easy one - that accountants are boring. I mean, how untrue is that?!?

 

My no-fail, go-for-it motivational song...

Anything Whitney Houston or Britney Spears (don't judge! :))

 

A cause I'm most passionate about...

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. I've spent a ton of time learning over the last several years (I'm really sorry to say it wasn't sooner) and deeply recognize the opportunity - both specific to racial injustice and systemic racism as well as inclusion more generally. We've made progress but have so much more to do - and I'm committed to the journey and making a difference.

 

Fondest Virginia Tech memory or tradition...

Football Games - there is just nothing like them - just pure Hokie pride! I get back as often as I possibly can - and love that now my daughters get to enjoy them, too!

 

Best part of being a Virginia Tech alum...

Virginia Tech is such a phenomenal school. I truly am just proud to have attended Virginia Tech, so grateful for such a great education (and all the memories while I was there!) and honestly, beam with pride to be part of the alumni community!

 


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