Cassie Gage is a native of Dunn, North Carolina, and a public relations professional with 10 years of experience in public and media relations, strategic and crisis communications, marketing, digital marketing and digital media. Cassie is a 2006 graduate of Mississippi State University with degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations.
Cassie has previously been vice president of marketing and communications for the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA), the digital marketing manager for the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons and the United Soccer League’s OKC Energy FC.
Cassie was the public relations specialist for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and handled internal and industry communication. She also worked with media at the state, regional, national and international level to promote travel to the state of Oklahoma. She was previously an assistant athletics communications director at the University of Oklahoma and worked with the volleyball, softball and track and field teams in four years with the Sooners.
Cassie’s first professional position was as an assistant director of athletic media relations at Mississippi State. In that capacity, she oversaw the communications efforts of the women’s basketball, women’s soccer and softball programs, coordinated the student assistant volunteer program and oversaw football media relations gameday operations.
Cassie has served as the official scorer for the World Baseball/Softball Confederation World Junior Women’s Softball Championship, World Cup of Softball, the NCAA Division I Women’s College World Series, the men’s Border Battle slowpitch game and various other intercollegiate softball tournaments throughout the United States. She was a member of the media coordination committee for the 2013 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and has worked numerous other national events, including the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I Basketball Final Four and NCAA Men’s College World Series.