Kinsey Casey currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the City of Pittsburgh under Mayor Bill Peduto.
She comes to the City of Pittsburgh after serving as the inaugural Chief of Staff at Emerge America, a national nonprofit that trains Democratic women to run for office. Previously, she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh.
Kinsey also served in the Obama Administration for seven years, as Chief of Staff for Secretary John Kerry’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. State Department. Prior to her time at State, Kinsey was the National Security Director for Presidential Personnel at the White House, where she managed political appointments across national security-related agencies. She began her service in the Obama Administration at the Department of Homeland Security, where she managed domestic and international travel logistics for Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Kinsey has worked on local, state and national campaigns and has held leadership roles in a number of large-scale events, including President Obama’s 2009 Inauguration and the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
We talked to Kinsey about what exactly her job with the city involves (spoiler: there’s no “typical” day) and her love of bureaucracy (really!)