Kinsey Casey, BA

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, Health Sciences

Kinsey Casey is associate vice chancellor for economic development, health sciences. In this position, Ms. Casey helps lead the health sciences’ role in the transformative growth of the region’s life sciences and biotech ecosystem, elevating the University’s status as a global leader in research and innovation. One of her areas of focus is the development of the Pitt BioForge into a global center for advanced biomanufacturing that will help translate promising therapies to the clinic in collaboration with UPMC, the external research community and research organizations and life sciences companies.

Ms. Casey has more than 20 years of experience in executing leaders’ strategic visions and managing multimillion-dollar partnerships and complex relationships in national nonprofit and government roles. Before her current position with the University of Pittsburgh, she served as chief operating officer of the City of Pittsburgh from 2019-22, where she oversaw day-to-day operations, with an emphasis on coordinating activities among departments and with city-affiliated agencies. From 2017-19, she was chief of staff for national nonprofit Emerge America, and her first position with Pitt was as deputy chief of staff to Chancellor Gallagher from 2015-17. Among other positions, Ms. Casey served in the Obama administration for seven years, including as chief of staff for Secretary John Kerry's Office of Global Partnerships at the Department of State, in the White House Presidential Personnel Office and at the Department of Homeland Security.

Ms. Casey earned a BA in political science and history from Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y.