Heather Iannucci

October 20, 2020

Heather Iannucci has traveled to exotic locales such as Machu Picchu and Chichen Itza. Outside of her job as university controller, she and her husband enjoy “hitting the road” locally. As members of Cape Fear Cyclists, most Saturdays include a long bike ride for them.

“I find pushing myself on a 40-60 mile ride helps put thoughts of work aside,” she said. “My husband likes to work on cars and purchased a teal 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe for me, which we enjoy showing off at car shows.”

Iannucci started in contracts and grant billing in 2007, moved into the associate controller role in 2010 and in August 2019 began serving as controller. Her office is responsible for recording, reporting and most importantly, safeguarding the university’s fiscal assets.

Iannucci admits the pandemic has posed many challenges for her staff, from having to secure laptops for those who did not have them to converting paper processes to electronic ones on the fly.

“I look forward to the day that all of my staff can return to campus,” she said. “The pandemic certainly has added a new layer of complexity to our lives but also has presented opportunities for us to make positive changes to our processes. Our goal is to make our processes more efficient as we continue to convert them to more permanent electronic solutions going forward and allow us to easily pivot to work remotely when needed.”

 -- Caroline Cropp