Casey Pifer is vice president of institute relations at Atlas Network. In this role, she manages Atlas Network’s prestigious Templeton Freedom Award and is responsible for the organization's grants and awards programs, distributing over six million dollars annually to promote choice, peace, and dignity across the globe. She is passionate about courageous leadership, authenticity, and providing the space and support necessary for colleagues' growth. She is especially curious about how to effectively foster high-trust and innovative team environments.
During her time at Atlas Network, the institute relations team has developed and implemented original risk management processes as well as monitoring and evaluation capabilities, all while more than doubling applications to Atlas Network's grant programs. Casey studied economics and political science at West Virginia University and has experience with research, statistics, outreach, program management, and event management. Throughout and following college, she tutored students in economics and helped manage a catering company.