Squaw Valley Institute names Erin Casey executive director
Erin Casey has joined Squaw Valley Institute as the Executive Director. She will be following in the footsteps of Janet Zipkin and comes with a diverse background in nonprofit work, including fundraising and program management. Casey began her nonprofit career in Lake Tahoe as the Associate Director for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. There she organized volunteer work days, developed volunteer training programs, organized fundraising events and more.
She then began working for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as the District Director for Reno. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Truckee Trails Foundation and the Truckee River Watershed Council. Erin has lived in Truckee for more than five years with her husband Steve, and currently lives in Glenshire with her husband and 3-year-old daughter Liv.
When asked about the opportunity to work for Squaw Valley Institute Casey replied, “I am excited and honored to be working for an organization with such a fantastic network of supporters throughout the entire region. I also love the programming provided by the Institute and would love to see it grow.”
Casey would like to continue the direction set by the founding members, board of directors, focus groups and past Executive Directors into 2009 and beyond.
Erin hopes to grow the capacity for Squaw Valley Institute to offer programming in the area and expand to areas around Olympic Valley including Truckee, Kings Beach and Incline.
Programming will remain strong in Olympic Valley, where the organization was founded and supported by so many loyal members, donors and sponsors. Casey also hopes to continue community involvement in decisions made on types of programs offered by forming new focus groups.
Casey will be working at the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please stop by to welcome her or discuss programs. You may also call her at 581-4138.
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