Greater Tucson Leadership has a new Executive Director.
Kasey Hill joined GTL on Monday, July 11. She was hired as executive director after Suzanne McFarlin stepped down from the role earlier this month. Suzanne will stay on part time as GTL’s leadership coach.
Kasey is public relations and marketing professional with more than 13 years of experience in journalism and communications. She recently relocated to Tucson from Danville, Kentucky where she was formerly the Communications Director for the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership. She is a graduate of the leadership program in Danville, Kentucky.
Kasey graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005, and worked in the newspaper industry before moving into public relations/marketing.
She served as Vice-President for the Bluegrass Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and has volunteered for and served organizations including the Danville Cultural District, Battle of Perryville Downtown Commemoration and Reenactment, Great American Brass Band Festival, and the Danville Community Arts Center.
She received certification as a Travel Marketing Professional from the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College in Dahlonega, Ga., and graduated from the Kentucky Institute for Economic Development in 2014. In May 2015, she was recognized as a Kentucky Colonel, an honorary commission given by the governor of Kentucky to individuals noted for their public service and their work for the advancement of Kentucky. She will participate in the 2016-17 Greater Tucson Leadership class.
“I am so honored to have been chosen as the new executive director for GTL,” Kasey said. “Tucson is a vibrant community, full of civic-minded individuals who genuinely care about improving on the quality of life here. I look forward to serving Tucson’s future leaders through the GTL program, which provides an opportunity to learn about the critical issues facing this community and the leadership development and education to tackle those issues.”