Casey Laycock, Director of Development, joined the Cahaba River Society staff in 2016. She is responsible for growing and developing the organization’s communication and fundraising efforts as well as increasing partnerships and the impact of Cahaba River Society within the community. Prior to relocating to Birmingham in early August 2016, she led and strengthened the membership and fundraising efforts of the Greater Houston Partnership as a Member Engagement Manager from 2011 to 2016. Casey is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and facilitator of international (and local) sustainable development projects with a wealth of experience in nonprofit fundraising and financial management, project design and management, financial analysis, and international operations. She has a Master’s Degree in International Development with a specialization in Environmental Sustainable Policy from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology. She also brings a unique background in pollution control from her experience as an Environmental Investigator focused in stormwater issues along the Gulf Coast for both Galveston County Health District and Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services in southeast Texas. She is enjoying exploring Birmingham with her husband, James “Chris” Laycock, Director of Support Services for the Greater Alabama Council-Boy Scouts of America, and their two children.