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  Aichele, Carol
NameCarol Aichele
Tredyffrin, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born February 09, 1950 (68 years)
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May 11, 2006 03:28pm
InfoCarol Aichele was elected to the three-member Board of Commissioners in Chester County in November 2003, and served as the Board's Chair in 2004. Currently Ms. Aichele is Vice-Chair and serves on the Salary Board, the Prison Board, and the Juvenile Home Board. She chairs the Retirement Board, which manages a $170 million pension fund.

Prior to being Commissioner, Ms. Aichele was the first woman Controller in Chester County. As Controller, Ms. Aichele supervised the fiscal affairs of the County including the accounts, transactions and official acts of all officers and persons entrusted with County funds. Ms. Aichele was the president of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Controllers and a member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Ms. Aichele was a member of the Best Practices Committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Controllers. Each year during her tenure as County Controller, the Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania recognized Chester County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for "Excellence in Financial Reporting."

Ms. Aichele is active in both public and private school education. She is President of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, immediate past chair of the Council of Trustees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Friends School. Ms. Aichele was Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Student Services, Inc., for West Chester University and a member of the Air Force Academy Selection Board for the 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Aichele served for six years as a member of the Tredyffrin/Easttown Board of School Directors, with two years as the Board's President. She also taught elementary and middle school math and science.

Carol Aichele serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Brandywine Health and Wellness Foundation, the Transportation Management Association of Chester County, the Business Improvement District of West Chester, and the United Way of Chester County.

Ms. Aichele co-chaired Chester County Vision, Smart Economic Growth, a $2.54 million Chester County Development Council initiative for the new century, and now serves on their Board. In 2001, Ms. Aichele joined with West Chester University and community women to sponsor the Women's Summit, Lifting As We Climb: Women Leading in the 21st Century.

For her work in Chester County as both an elected official and as a private citizen, Ms. Aichele was named the 2002 March of Dimes Chester County Woman of Achievement for Public Service.

Ms. Aichele is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in economics. She and her husband Stephen S. Aichele reside in Tredyffrin and have three children: Steve, age 30; Kate, age 27; and Tom, age 24.


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