Sophie Grady Knott joins the Pensacola State College Foundation from a career in accounting and finance with expertise in process improvement, internal controls standards and financial statement presentation. Her prior roles include leading accounting and treasury functions for banking, logistics, healthcare, retail, and philanthropic organizations both nationally and internationally.
Sophie combined her professional experience with her love for learning as an adjunct professor of accounting for Wake Technical Community College. Sophie has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History minoring in Economics from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management from North Carolina State University and a Master of Accounting from Georgia Southern University.
Valuing community service, Sophie is a member of Impact 100 Pensacola an organization that provides grants to organizations that strive to improve Pensacola. She is also active in alumnae relations and giving for her alma mater, Meredith College.
Sophie is a native of North Carolina. She and her husband recently moved to Pensacola. Her hobbies include calligraphy, creative writing, cooking, playing golf, and reading. She is a nature lover and enjoys walking on the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches.