Chief Impact Officer
As Chief Impact Officer for Pacific Community Ventures, Casey spearheads applied research and data analytics initiatives identifying best practices for building an economy that works for everyone. Casey helms PCV’s new Good Jobs Innovation Lab, launching in 2022 under our new strategy. The Lab team leverages behavioral economics to drive evidence-based services and interventions that accelerate “Good Job” creation that ultimately catalyzes economic inclusion and wealth-building.
Casey is an impact-focused applied economist with 15+ years’ experience driving capacity building initiatives at the nexus of financial wellbeing and just climate & energy solutions. She has extensive experience working with CDFIs to direct capital to clean energy and community development initiatives supporting green job creation. She also has a strong track record partnering with policymakers and stakeholders at the federal, state, and local level to accelerate workforce development and clean energy investment.
Casey established the Finance Policy research portfolio at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Her team applied behavioral frameworks to address barriers to energy efficiency lending – with a focus on generating savings and health benefits within underserved markets. She also led input-output modelling to demonstrate the power of clean energy policy and investment to support job creation and a more productive economy. Previously, she led the Federal Reserve’s efforts to understand consumer adoption of digital and mobile banking and informed their consumer protection efforts during the 2008 financial crisis. Her contributions to the Fed’s joint work with Army Emergency Relief to research the impact of financial education on the financial health of enlisted soldiers informed the strengthened disclosure requirements in the 2008 revisions to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). At the Brookings Institution, her work drilling down into alternative market data in underserved communities supported the revitalization of Downtown Detroit.
Most recently, she channeled her passion for growing a just and inclusive economy to build a knowledge product platform to support 1,500+ rural utility executives navigating energy industry transitions, and bridging the digital divide, at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.
She has B.A.s in Economics and Political Science from Muhlenberg College, and an M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.