Deputy Chief of Staff for Economic Development, Mayor's Office, City of Omaha
Cassie Paben is the Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Economic Development. She works with the business and development communities and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce to promote Omaha as a business friendly city. She is the Mayor’s liaison with the Planning and Public Works departments and City Council (on development related issues), making sure current development projects proceed and new, innovative ideas are successful.
An active Nebraskan, Paben attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Sociology. She has a Master’s Degree in Management with an emphasis in Leadership from Doane College. Paben is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.
Before joining Mayor Stothert’s staff, Paben was the Economic Development Manager for the City of Omaha Planning Department and was Executive Director of the York County Development Corporation in York, Nebraska. She has also worked for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development in the Business Development Division as a business recruiter for the State and the Community and Rural Development Division as a Housing Specialist.’
Paben is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the Nebraska Economic Developers Association serving on their Board of Directors and Lions Club International. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Enterprise Fund and Omaha’s Downtown Improvement District.