Maureen Casey is the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the Institute’s daily operations, personnel, and financial activities. As a member of the leadership team, Casey works to guide and support the organization’s programs and services and research and evaluation activities as well as its relationships with public and private funders.
Casey brings more than 25 years of public and private sector experience to her current leadership role at the IVMF. Prior to joining, she led JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive, firm-wide strategy to assist members of the military, veterans and their families. As a Managing Director, Casey oversaw the firm’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, which was responsible for among other things, the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a commitment with other companies to hire 200,000 veterans by 2020, and the Chase Home Awards program – a 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 nearly 200 companies, hired more than 240,000 veterans, and solidified JPMorgan Chase as a national leader in veteran employment.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Casey was a Senior Vice President with Giuliani Partners LLC and from 1997 to 2002, she was employed with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), initially as counsel to the First Deputy Commissioner and then as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning. During her tenure, she was an integral part of the team leading the City’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 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.
Casey received her J.D. from SUNY Buffalo’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from the State University of New York’s College at Brockport. She was admitted to practice law in 1989 and currently serves on Brockport’s Foundation Board.