Casey Erin Grigsby brings more than a decade of experience in professional communications, government relations, freight planning, public engagement, and environmental analysis. Grigsby is the executive liaison to the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Program, the Florida Ports Financing Commission (FPFC) and the Seaport Environmental Management Committee (SEMC), which funds port enhancements to spur economic growth in Florida through grants and bonds. She oversees the FPFC bond program for the seaports of over $260 million, and the FSTED grant program of $25 million. Through collaboration with partners agencies the FSTED Program under Ms. Grigsby develops research and educational materials for the freight industry, including the annual Seaport Mission Plan, Florida Seaports Alternative Fuel Study, Florida Seaports Resiliency Study, Economic Impact Studies, and the Seaport Port Profiles.
Ms. Grigsby previously worked at CDM Smith, an international engineering firm where she served as an in-house consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Ms. Grigsby served as an embedded on-site project manager specializing in bridging the communication gap between engineers, planners, and executive leadership. She was responsible for task management, executive management, collaboration, and strategic crisis communication for aviation, seaports, transit, and freight and multimodal operations, Strategic Intermodal System Program (SIS), the SIS Strategic Plan, and the Florida Transportation Plan. Prior to her work at CDM Smith she held positions at the Florida State University Foundation, the Florida House of Representatives, and the Department of Community Affairs.
Grigsby holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning from The Florida State University, in addition to a Master’s degree in Communications from Purdue University.
Casey will be speaking at CREW Orlando's April 21, 2021 program.