Chris brings a wide spectrum of experience to his position as Executive Director of Worldʼs Window, Inc. Currently, he competes as a professional Ironman Triathlete –– which he began to pursue seriously in 2005 –– training and competing in races in Maine, Lake Placid, New Hampshire, Florida, Hawaii, and other places on the map in between.
Having always been an outdoor enthusiast with a concern for environmental issues, even his education reflects that. With a B. S. in Psychology and Environmental Science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Chris proceeded to explore his passion for the outdoors through a variety of work experiences and recreational pursuits, including graduating from NOLS –– National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming. As well, he became certified through the National Ski Patrol in Outdoor Emergency Care and worked as a licensed New York State Wilderness Guide. Along the way –– somewhere between work that took him from Vermont, Pennsylvania and Colorado to a cross country bicycle trip with his best friend –– he developed with his brother, Mike Casey, a long-term goal for giving back and helping others somehow. But how?
For years, the two Casey brothers had conversations about how they might contribute to the preservation of a healthy planet. Conversations eventually morphed into an opportunity with Worldʼs Window, Inc. –– then centered in Zimbabwe. Working with Mike to reposition the organization in Belize, where Mike and his wife, Jill worked for Gallon Jug Community School, Chrisʼ involvement with the organizationʼs new direction began to take shape, if only from the periphery at that point. After the accident that took the lives of Mike, Jill, Makayla and Bryce, Chris stepped into the role of Executive Director of Worldʼs Window, Inc., formerly held by Mike. From here, he plans to work with the Board to further expand and develop Worldʼs Window, Inc., using education to benefit children and ensure a healthy planet.
Born in Niskayuna, NY in 1969, he has lived in the Capital Region of New York all his life. He is a graduate of CBA in Albany 1987, College of St. Rose in 1991 with a BA in Religious Studies and in 2000 with a MS in Educational Psychology.
Currently, Craig works at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as the Associate Registrar, Primary Designated School Official for International Students, Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Head Cross Country Coach. He is married with 3 children and is an avid triathlete and sportsman.
Founding Board Member and Current Treasurer World’s Window, Inc.
Daniel M. McGuire is the current Director Continuous Improvement at Ingredion, Inc. I, a corn wet miller headquartered in Westchester, IL. In 1979, Dan earned his BS in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Secondary Education from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. Dan began his career as a science teacher at the secondary level and quickly changed careers in 1981 into the area of papermaking. In Dan’s most recent role he has earned his Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology and practices LSS methodologies for process improvement in the North American market.
In 1981 Dan began his papermaking career at Manning Paper Company (Lydall in 1985) in Green Island, New York. Dan held positions of increasing responsibility with Manning/Lydall as Research Technician, Sr. Research Technician, Development Chemist and ultimately Sales Engineer. After nine years with the Manning/Lydall paper manufacturing facility, Dan accepted a position with Albright and Wilson Americas as a Sales Representative specializing in papermaking AKD and Rosin sizes. This company was sold to Eka Nobel in 1990. In 1991, Dan accepted a position with PPG Industries, Inc., as Sr. Sales Representative, Paper Chemicals for the New England territory. In 1997, the Surfactants Division of PPG Industries was sold to BASF and Dan remained in the New England territory as Sr. Sales Representative. In the fall of 1998, Dan accepted the position of Area Director for New England for Corn Products International, Inc. In 2002 Dan was awarded the position of Senior Area Director for Easter Region and in 2005 was transferred to Chicago where he was promoted to the position of Business Director, Starch for Corn Products International., Inc.
Dan has been a member of National TAPPI since 1987. TAPPI is a professional organization that serves membership working in the papermaking, corrugating, nonwovens and packaging industries. Dan has been a volunteer at the Local Section Level for TAPPI as a Past Chair of Empire State TAPPI/PIMA. In addition to the Local Section, Dan has taken on the role of Chair Corrugating Packaging Division Council with National TAPPI.
Dan joined World’s Window, Inc at the inception of the organization in June 2005. At that time Dan took on the officer’s role of Treasurer. Dan has committed much time and diligence to the World’s Window organization to ensure compliance with state and federal governments requirements for nonprofit status. In addition to compliance, Dan has taken on the role of fiscal reporting on a monthly basis for the organization as well as ensuring filing of annual tax documents. Dan is committed to the work of World’s Window, Inc. and fully supports and works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to fulfill the mission of the organization to bring assistance to impoverished areas of the world.
Currently an editor for the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship, a Community Education Program Specialist for the International Center of the Capital Region and a freelance writer and editor wherever she can find work, Reneeʼs main passion is writing fiction. Having just completed her first novel, she is pursuing any and all publishers to please bring her book out of the shadows while now working on her second.
Graduating from the University at Albany with a B. A. in English and French and a M. A. in English, Renee brings to Worldʼs Window her experience in fiction and non-fiction editing, grant-writing, proofreading, marketing and research. Having long sought involvement in some capacity outside of her day-to-day work, Worldʼs Window allows her to be a part of an organization that values the importance of education in peopleʼs lives, one of the things she is most grateful for in her own life.