As the Development Project Director specializing in special events & marketing for the Downtown Development District, Casey Tate serves as a liaison between the DDD, the Arts & Entertainment District and the general public, with a primary focus of being a point of contact and resource of information to individuals and organizations that wish to produce special events downtown. He is responsible for marketing downtown activities and initiatives, as well as, maintaining/cultivating relationships with community stakeholders.
Tate’s roles at the DDD include designing and producing marketing collateral for the DDD office, as well as coordinating the DDD’s online presence through weekly event emails, maintenance of the DDD website, and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Tate also assists the Downtown Business Association marketing committee to help promote downtown businesses and events.
Along with promoting all downtown events, Tate is responsible for the programming all of the downtown public greenspaces such as North Boulevard Town Square and the Galvez Plaza Stage. He has developed the guidelines regulating the proper use of these spaces and is responsible for assisting local organizations and artists, ensuring the spaces are activated on a daily basis and the guidelines are adhered to.
After earning a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (LSU), Tate was an intern for two non-profit organizations specializing in planning and land conservation where he conducted various research and outreach initiatives. When Tate is not downtown he is a true Louisiana sportsman and family man, spending his free time at his houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin and at home with his wife Emily and 2 daughters.