Lucas Casey Selected to Lead Olsson’s Des Moines Office

May 17, 2023

Des Moines, Iowa (May 17, 2023) – Olsson has named Lucas Casey leader of its Des Moines office. Casey will oversee operations and develop and execute strategies to grow business in the central Iowa region.

Casey has nearly two decades of experience as a strategist and leader in the Greater Des Moines community. He has an extensive background working in public sector markets, local government, and higher education. A former news anchor, Casey is an expert communicator who has led teams in both sales and media.

“With this unique range of experience and success, Lucas is well-suited to help grow our business in the thriving Des Moines market,” said Ron Mersch, Olsson’s regional leader for Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas. “He is an accomplished leader and is well-aligned with the Olsson mission to leave our communities better than we found them. We’re excited to welcome Lucas to Olsson.”

An Iowa native, Casey earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Casey has volunteered for numerous local organizations, including the United Way of Central Iowa, the Iowa chapter of the American Red Cross, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and the City of West Des Moines’ Civil Service Commission and Quality of Life Council. He is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Olsson is an engineering firm made up of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, go to