Casey Putney’s 20 year career in the US Air Force sparked his passion for leadership and making an impact in people’s lives, an ethos he takes into his current role with Omaha's Business Ethics Alliance. As well as his career journey, in our conversation Casey shares how his life was shaped by childhood poverty and the example of a hard-working single mom. He also shares the ethical and values-based lessons he has drawn from his own recent health challenges.
Casey Putney is the Vice President of Leadership Development for the Business Ethics Alliance, which seeks to build leadership, strengthen organizations, and elevate Greater Omaha by catalyzing an environment where the discussion and practice of ethics is encouraged and expected in the local community. Casey is a John Maxwell certified leadership speaker, coach, and trainer with a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Bellevue University, a certification in Business Ethics from Duke University, as well as certifications in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Safety, and Lean Six Sigma.
Casey’s career in the United States Air Force helped him understand the implications of high-pressure expectations and relentless deadlines, having held a Top-Secret security clearance serving as director of personnel within the “Nightwatch” program, working within the National Airborne Operations Center supporting the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense.
Casey has also served as an Organization Development Manager with public and private organizations and, for over 20 years, has focused on the study and application of training and development, and leadership principles.