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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Casey Gilchrist

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia where I grew up playing volleyball and lounging by the pool with family and friends. I began my professional career in economic development and have never looked back. My love for volleyball and lounging next to pools is still going strong. However, I also enjoy spending my time exploring new restaurants, traveling and exercising.

What city or town do you live in?


How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?

Almost one year

Where are you originally from and what brought you to Arizona?

Virginia Beach, VA – I came to Arizona to work for GPEC as the Senior Director of International Business Development.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?

Golf or discover a new hike

What’s your favorite local restaurant?


Please include anything else you would like to add.

I adore my new community. Moving 2,000+ miles to a new state with a limited network is daunting. However, the people I have met since arriving have made me feel welcomed, included and appreciated. That sentiment radiates throughout this region, and I am so grateful to be a part of a team that gets to tell that story regularly.


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