COVINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2012) — Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) announced that Casimir “Cass” Choppy has joined the organization as assistant director of the ezone. He will work with Casey Barach, vice president of entrepreneurship at Tri-ED and ezone director, in the Covington, Ky., based ezone operation.
“Cass Choppy has held positions that make him a significant asset to the ezone and the entrepreneur community in Northern Kentucky,” Barach said. “We will leverage his experience at large companies such as Fidelity Investments and JCPenney and his diverse background in many facets of business, including sales, marketing, product development, project management, quality assurance and operational management.”
Choppy’s career has involved overseeing project leadership, business analysis and system testing as vice president of operations services at Fidelity Investments. He also was a leader at JCPenney Company, as vice president he launched a new business services venture and was responsible for the strategic direction of the new company. Choppy has been successful in both defining and implementing strategies and policies in large and small organizations in the financial and learning services industry. He worked with the founders of TiER 1 Performance Solutions, which originated at the ezone.
Choppy earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree from California State University-Fullerton and is attaining an MBA from California State University-Dominquez Hills. He is active in the Cincinnati non-profit community, serving on the 211 Advisory Board of Directors at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, in addition to the Boards of Family Promise and ACA International. He is a former member of the American Management Association.