June 21, 2022
This week’s Up-and-Comer is Cassie Moeller, a senior project manager with Central Payments.
Name: Cassie Moeller
Hometown: Albert City, Iowa
What brought you to the Sioux Falls area?
The wide range of professional opportunities available in Sioux Falls gives young professionals an opportunity to really be selective and ensure that what they are passionate about is where they find themselves. Growing up in small-town Iowa, you had about two choices of what you could do, so it was eye-opening to not have to settle. Personally, being in Sioux Falls gives me an opportunity to find like-minded professional working women to bond with and advocate for. Being able to surround myself with others that are driven to maintain balance personally and professionally while succeeding in both areas is very motivating.
What keeps you in the Sioux Falls area?
I have planted roots in the Sioux Falls area, and my husband and I are excited to be in a community that has opportunities knocking at every door for ourselves professionally and for our children as they grow and find their niche.
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
We are not a stagnant company. Being with Central Payments allows me an opportunity to continue to build my skill sets while being forward-moving in a space that doesn’t wait for the next big idea but creates it. Every day, we are able to provide solutions and opportunities for small and large businesses to make their ideas come alive within the payments industry.
How did you get connected to your industry?
I was brought up in the banking world as my family has been present in the traditional banking and now payments industry for 20-plus years.
Describe Central Payments in three words.
Limitless, innovative, culture.
What is something someone might be surprised to learn about you?
I went to college at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, for special education. During high school, I began working at a residential facility, teaching children foundational life skills as well as advocating for their rights socially and educationally. In addition, I moved into the school system to work with children who were in need of additional support in the school setting. I continued working in this field for approximately seven years until life took me in a different direction. The autistic and mental health communities are very near and dear to my heart, and though formally I am not involved with an organization in Sioux Falls, I will always maintain a personal focus on those in our community that may need a voice.
What’s your favorite way to give back to your community?
Establishing fundraisers and volunteer opportunities within the small town I live in to better support our local families. This last summer, I organized a few events to raise and keep money in town, including a lawn mower poker run for a child in our community who was battling cancer, an apple orchard family day, a rummage sale where the proceeds went to covering utilities that families were falling short on, a winter gear drive where we were able to provide full winter gear sets for 15-plus students whose families weren’t able to provide. With the help of the Baltic community, I put together food boxes for families needing a bit of help during COVID and on school breaks to ensure their kids’ food needs were met, as well as organize Adopt Our Families around Christmastime for our local families who may not qualify for help but could still use a hand. A friend of mine put together a project called Light House Devotions, where she puts together essential kits for the homeless; I worked with her, our local second-hand store, as well as community members, to gather shoes, clothes, jackets, blankets and food to hand out to the homeless in downtown Sioux Falls.
What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now?
Insomnia Cookie. Nothing beats a warm cookie and ice cream delivered to your door. 🙂
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Professionally, I want to grow within Central Payments, pushing our partners and programs to a level that is cutting edge and ground breaking. There is so much potential in the payments industry, and I want to be in the front of the movers-and-shakers pack. Personally, I want to travel with my family, nothing extravagant, but be able to get out of South Dakota from time to time.