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May 7, 2015

Maureen E. Casey Appointed IVMF Chief Operating Officer

Maureen E. Casey Appointed IVMF Chief Operating Officer

Former managing director at JPMorgan Chase and NYPD Deputy Commissioner, to serve as COO of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) Dr. Mike Haynie, announced today the appointment of Maureen E. Casey as chief operating officer (COO).  In this newly formed role at the IVMF, Casey will be responsible for all aspects of the IVMF’s daily operations, mission, personnel, and financial operations.  As a senior member of the IVMF team, Casey will report to the Executive Director and serve as the IVMF’s senior management executive, responsible to develop and direct the institute’s long term budget planning and forecasting activities, coordinate IVMF activities and operations, and support organizational activities that cultivate existing relationships with public and private funders.

Prior to joining the IVMF, Casey led JPMorgan Chase’s efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive, firm-wide strategy to assist members of the military, veterans and their families, particularly in the areas of employment, housing, education and philanthropy.  As a Managing Director, Casey oversaw the firm’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, which was responsible for, among other initiatives, the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a commitment with other companies to hire 200,000 veterans by 2020, and the Chase Home Awards program – commitment by the firm to award 1,000 mortgage free homes to deserving veterans through its nonprofit partners.  Under her leadership, the Mission grew to more than 190 companies, hired more than 240,000 veterans, and positioned JPMorgan as a national leader in veteran employment. In addition, under Casey’s leadership the bank awarded more than 750 mortgage-free homes to veterans and families.

Casey assumes her new role on Monday, May 11, 2015.

“We’re thrilled and honored to welcome Maureen to the IVMF team.  She is passionate and committed to our mission of service to veterans and military families,” says IVMF Executive Director Dr. Haynie. “Maureen also brings a wealth of management and leadership experience to the Institute, that will help the IVMF continue to grow and evolve in response to future opportunities to serve those who have served the nation in uniform.”

Casey brings more than 25 years of public and private sector experience to her role at the IVMF.  Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, she was a Senior Vice President with Giuliani Partners LLC–the global consulting firm formed by New York City’s former Mayor, Rudolph W. Giuliani.  From 1997 to 2002, Casey was employed with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), initially as counsel to the First Deputy Commissioner and later, from 1999-2002, as NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner (Policy and Planning).  Prior to assuming a leadership role at the NYPD, Casey spent more than 12 years working in New York State’s criminal justice system, assuming positions with increasing responsibility and leadership including, simultaneously serving as General Counsel to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and as Counsel to the Governor’s Director of Criminal Justice.

“I am very excited to join Mike Haynie and his exceptional team at IVMF; their work to date on behalf of our military, veterans, and their families has been extraordinarily impactful,” says Casey.  “I look forward to being a part of this effort and to help realize Chancellor Syverud’s goal of making Syracuse University the best place for those who have borne the battle and their families.”

Casey adds, “I was privileged to lead JPMorgan Chase’s military and veterans affairs program over the past four years; the commitment of the firm and its leadership to those who have served and sacrificed is second to none.  And the bank’s support of the IVMF as a founding partner is just one of the many ways it demonstrates this commitment.  My new position provides a unique opportunity to enhance this partnership as well as others in the private and public sectors.”

Casey received her J.D. from SUNY Buffalo’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from New York’s College at Brockport.  She was admitted to practice law in New York in 1989, and currently serves on Brockport’s Foundation Board.


About the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service.  Through our focus on veteran-facing programming, research and policy, employment and employer support, and community engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.  Learn more about IVMF at


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