Communications Expert Cassandra Walker Pye to Speak at CASA’s Virtual Annual Conference
We are excited to announce that Cassandra Walker Pye will present at our first virtual Annual Conference “Meeting the Moment,” set for August 12-13, 2020. Cassandra is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lucas Public Affairs, and for 35 years she has enjoyed a successful career in communications, government, politics, and advocacy for corporate interests in global, national, state, and local arenas. She served as deputy chief of staff to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and is a former political director and corporate affairs vice president for the California Chamber of Commerce. Cassandra’s presentation, “Leading Consciously: An Implicit Bias Primer”, will cover the science of implicit bias, relevant bias interventions, and related topics around leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion. The presentation will also include ways that attendees can apply what they’ve learned to their work.

Check out our preliminary program to see the other great speakers, panels, and presentations available during CASA’s 2020 Annual Conference and register today!

CASA is Voting Electronically in 2020!
As you know, in order to prioritize the health and safety of our members, CASA has converted its traditional August Annual Conference to a virtual event. Our annual business meeting has traditionally been part of the in-person meeting each year, where the membership elects new directors to the CASA Board and approves the annual member dues resolution. Due to this shift to a virtual format, the CASA Board has decided to have the members vote on these actions exclusively by written (electronic) ballot. Materials were distributed to the agency designated representatives and general managers last week (so keep an eye out for them!). Official ballots are due back no later than July 31, 2020.

In addition, CASA will hold its official “annual meeting” virtually on August 13, 2020, as part of the luncheon program during the Virtual Annual Conference. At the meeting, we will report the results of the electronic balloting. If you have any questions about this process please contact CASA Executive Director Adam Link.