28 January 2015


Executive Director, American Public Gardens Association (APGA)

Conference Moderator

Appointed in 2012, Casey is the Executive Director of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). He and his team support over 570 gardens and their 8000+ allied members located throughout America and 14 countries. Collectively, these gardens reach over 70 million people per year and help to realize APGA’s vision – “A world where public gardens are indispensable”. Casey’s work experience in horticulture spans almost three decades. Just prior to APGA, he served 15 years at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA as the Plant Health Care Leader - directing the Soils and Compost, IPM, Land Stewardship, and other sustainability programs. Casey has authored many publications and has presented widely on IPM and other topics in public horticulture. He holds a B.S. degree in horticulture from California Polytechnic State University, S.L.O., as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology from Colorado State University. In 2011, he received the APGA’s Professional Citation Award for outstanding achievements in public horticulture.