GunSense VT hires Conor Casey as executive director

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GunSense VT hires Conor Casey as executive director

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine GunSense Vermont today announced the hiring of Conor Casey as their Executive Director, effective immediately. Casey began his career in the office of Senator Edward Kennedy and brings with him over 15 years of public policy experience in Vermont, serving recently as the Executive Director for the Vermont Democratic Party after spending eight years as Legislative Director of the Vermont State Employees' Association. 

“These days it seems like we read about a new act of gun violence in the news every single day,” said Casey. “I believe that GunSense Vermont brings a valuable, local perspective into this difficult conversation. Vermonters are tired of the thoughts and prayers, lip service, and ready for real, tangible action.”

Casey is currently serving his second term on the Montpelier City Council, where he sits on the Investment Committee and Homelessness Task Force. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a BA in Media Arts and Dublin City University in Ireland with an MA in Communications. He also consults with numerous state-wide elected officials, candidates, nonprofits and labor unions.

“We are thrilled to have Conor at the helm of GunSense Vermont,” said Laura Subin, a GunSense Vermont Board member. “GunSense Vermont was looking for an Executive Director who cares deeply about gun violence prevention and is also well versed in Vermont politics and policy. We needed someone who would be ready to hit the ground running. Conor is that person.” 

Casey has also organized for the National Education Association affiliates in both Vermont and Connecticut, where he lobbied on gun violence legislation following the Sandy Hook Tragedy. 

Founded in 2012, GunSense Vermont is a non-partisan group that works to ensure that all Vermonters are free from gun violence. We work with local and national organizations, students and survivors using evidence-based practices to advocate for laws that reduce gun violence in Vermont. GunSense’s non-profit arm, the GunSense Vermont Education Fund, informs and educates Vermont residents on all aspects of gun violence, including suicide, homicide, intimidation and domestic violence. It works to promote and facilitate civic engagement to reduce the impact of gun violence on Vermont residents.

Source: GunSense Vermont  1.11.2022