Professional Q&A: Casey Moore
I was fortunate enough to attend Leadership Edmond with this month’s professional, Casey Moore with the City of Edmond. Casey was recently promoted to director of management services after serving as the director of marketing & public relations for eight years. Let’s get to know Casey better.
Q: Do you live in Edmond, work in Edmond, or both?
A: I live and work in Edmond. I originally moved here to attend UCO and lived here from 1996-2001. My family moved back to Edmond in 2007, and I have lived and worked here (UCO and City of Edmond) since then.
Q: Where did you grow up and go to school?
A: I moved around a bit but lived in Blackwell from 3rd grade through high school graduation. I have a bachelor’s degree from UCO and a master’s degree from Wichita State University.
Q: What did you do before getting involved with the City of Edmond?
A: Prior to being employed by the City of Edmond, I had two separate careers. My first career after college was in the summer camp industry, and I did that from 2001-03 at two different camps in Texas. My second career was in college sports/higher education. I worked in several different capacities that mainly evolved around marketing and fundraising from 2003-2013 at Wichita State University, Oral Roberts University, and UCO.
Q: How did you get involved with the City of Edmond?
A: I first became involved with the City of Edmond by serving as a member of the Parks & Recreation board. In fact, current Mayor Darrell Davis asked me if I would be interested in taking his place on the board because he had just been appointed to fill an unexpired city council seat. I left my role on that board in May 2013 when I was hired to work for the city.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: There are a few things that I love about my job. The first is serving people. I have the heart to serve others, and I am fortunate that I get to do that daily. Second, I love problem-solving. This position is constantly looking to get answers for a wide range of people on a multitude of subjects. Third, I work with the best people. The City of Edmond is a fantastic place to work, and I have been blessed to work with so many amazing people who truly want the best for our community.
Q: What’s something you’re passionate about in your personal life?
A: There are several things I am passionate about in my personal life, the first being my family. I have been married for nearly 19 years to my wonderful wife Jessica. We have been blessed with three great kids (Briley, Briggs & Breckin). The second is serving my community outside of work. We are highly engaged members of Frontline Church; I serve on the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and I am also wrapping up a two-year stint as the UCO Alumni Association Board President. For fun, I love spending time with friends, watching sports, and collecting antique football memorabilia.
Q: What do you like about Edmond?
A: I could go on and on about all the great things that Edmond offers: safety, education, parks, activities, etc. However, the easiest answer for me is that Edmond is home. I have lived a lot of places in my life, but Edmond has filled the void that everyone looks to fill. It is my home. I’m incredibly thankful for that.
Q: What is your number one tip for other professionals?
A: Get to know people and treat them well. You would be amazed at how much your life can be positively impacted through the relationships that you form and nurture over a lifetime.
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About Tim Priebe
Tim is a public speaker, author, publisher of Edmond Business, and the owner of T&S Online Marketing. He helps businesses that are worried they don’t have the expertise or time required to invest in doing their own digital marketing. He helps them plan where and how much to invest and often helps execute the plan.
Tim started the Edmond Business online magazine in May 2020 to fill a need in the community when The Edmond Sun shut down and stopped publishing their monthly magazine, The Business Times.