Danielle Casey CEcD, EDFP

Executive Vice President
Greater Sacramento Economic Council
Sacramento, CA

As the Executive Vice President for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Ms. Casey oversees the organization’s business development, marketing and communications, and research and strategy initiatives critical to advancing economic growth in Greater Sacramento. These groups are charged with national and international business attraction efforts, internal and external marketing, as well as the research analytics needed to establish and improve the region’s economic competitiveness.

Prior to joining the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, she served the well-known City of Scottsdale, Arizona since 2013 as its Economic Development Director. She was responsible for the oversight of the economic development department, which included executing the City’s initiatives related to new business attraction, business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurial support, and employment center revitalization. Under her leadership, the Scottsdale Economic Development Department has received six awards of excellence from the International Economic Development Council, status as an Accredited Economic Development Organization, the 2015 ‘Large Community Economic Development Organization of the Year’ award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development, and unanimous Council approval of a Five-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan in 2015.

Previous to her time in Scottsdale, Ms. Casey served in various executive roles at the City of Maricopa since June 2005, lastly as the Assistant City Manager. Departments under her oversight included economic development, community services, development services, capital improvement, public works and City-wide marketing and communications activities. Since the inception of the City of Maricopa, she managed several noteworthy tasks in the establishment of the City’s economic development office, such as the creation of an Industrial Development Authority, the creation of the City’s Redevelopment District Area Plan, a City-wide branding initiative and Five Year Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Ms. Casey received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and Master of Administration from Northern Arizona University. She is both a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) as well as a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). She is a member of the International Economic Development Council and serves on its Board of Directors. Ms. Casey is a Past President of the Arizona Association for Economic Development.

In May 2010, Ms. Casey was the honored recipient of the ‘Economic Developer of the Year – Small Community’ award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development and in January 2017 she was recognized as a national top ‘40 under 40 Rising Star’ in economic development by Development Counsellors International.