Lifelong Iowan and former local news anchor Lucas Casey has joined the SEH team as Business Development Manager in Des Moines, Iowa.
You may recognize him from television. But it’s his experience in both the public eye and behind the scenes of local government that help Lucas bring insight — and commitment — to clients in the region.
With a background in city administration and relationships at all levels of government, Casey knows what it takes to make a difference in our communities. He also knows how important, and challenging, life in public service can be.
In fact, in 2013, Casey had the opportunity to run in a special election to fill a vacant seat on the City Council.
I’ve always valued the role of local government. I spent the first part of my career in local government administration and saw firsthand the positive impact elected leaders and city staff can have on their communities.
At SEH, Casey will be working closely with clients and communities to identify sensible, sustainable projects to make Iowa a better place to live, work and play.
“Lucas is well respected and extremely committed to the communities and clients we serve in Iowa,” said Tracy Ekola, SEH vice president, regional leader. “He will be instrumental in identifying opportunities to provide greater value to new and current SEH clients.”
Casey lives in West Des Moines with his wife Lindsay and their three children — daughters Afton (age 6) and Emery (age 3) and son Becker (4 months). He enjoys spending time with his family, watching TV and movies, and staying active playing just about any sport.
Casey was also on the cast of a local improvisational comedy troupe, an experience that instilled in him more than a sense of comedic timing.
“I enjoy comedy and performing and got on the cast after an open audition,” says Casey. “It’s great for developing both listening and quick thinking skills.”
Casey received his Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, with an emphasis in economics and finance from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Public Administration, with an emphasis in public policy, from Drake University. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves.