Appointed in 2012, Casey is the Executive Director of the American Public Gardens Association. He and his team serve and support over 585 gardens and their 9,000+ allied members located throughout America and 14 countries. Collectively, these gardens reach over 70 million people per year and help to realize American Public Gardens Association vision;A world where public gardens are indispensable.

Casey’s work experience in horticulture spans almost three decades. Prior to American Public Gardens Association, he served over 15 years at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA as the Plant Health Care Leader – directing the Soils and Compost, IPM, Land Stewardship, and other sustainability programs.

Casey has authored many publications and has presented widely on IPM and other topics in public horticulture. He holds a B.S. degree in horticulture from Cal Poly State Univ., San Luis Obispo, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology from Colorado State University. In 2011, he received the American Public Gardens Association Professional Citation Award for outstanding achievements in public horticulture.