Terri (Miller) Casey grew up in the Nokomis, IL area and began her career as a teacher at Litchfield High School. She then went on to head up the marketing department at an auction and real estate company where she helped the firm establish one of the first live online internet auction services in the nation. After six years in the auction business, Casey opened her own website design and marketing firm which she owned and operated for over ten years, and was voted the 2007 Hillsboro Chamber Member of the Year.
Casey also worked as a deputy clerk in the Montgomery County Clerk's office where she programmed election ballots "in-house," resulting in substantial savings for the office. Before accepting her current position, Casey headed up publicity and promotional duties for Extension Unit 18 serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery counties.
Casey holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield with a certificate in Community Planning. She received her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Casey is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration honor society and was selected as class Marshal. She also received the UIS Alumni Association Student Leadership Award and is a member of the American Society of Public Administration.
Casey has always been active with community and economic development efforts serving as the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce President for two terms, as well as Chairman of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. Terri also served on the Board of Directors for the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
To Casey, the most important question is "What can I do to help others?" She enjoys working with people throughout the community to solve problems and find solutions. She also has a deep love for education and believes knowledge is key to understanding and solving societal challenges.
She encourages the public to reach out to her with questions, suggestions, and concerns by contacting the Logan County Extension office at 217-732-8289, the Menard County Extension office at 217-632-7491, or the Sangamon County Extension office at 217-782-4617 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT WE DO AND WHY IT MATTERS:
Terri Casey provides leadership to Extension in Logan, Menard & Sangamon counties, where she manages financial and personnel resources, as well as provides organizational and programmatic leadership. She establishes relationships with diverse audiences and partners with individuals and organizations to improve the lives of people and communities in the counties she serves.