Kenny Cassady is the Senior Business Development Manager for Meredith Lodging in Southern California, leading new market development and public affairs. Working in short term rental management since 2012, he previously served in business development and acquisitions for Vacasa, and in business development and government relations for Oranj Palm Vacation Homes. Kenny was also involved with fundraising and speaking engagements for "We Love Palm Springs - Vote NO on Measure C," the 2018 ballot initiative to ban Palm Springs vacation rentals, which was defeated by a 70-30% margin.
A Palm Springs local since 2002, Kenny is a keen architecture, design, and real estate connoisseur, often interviewed and presenting to local realtors and at industry conferences. He has enjoyed a productive career in development and sales, including non-profit roles as Development Director at Equality California, and in a senior director position at American Heart Association. He also has a history of volunteer involvement, locally as Vice Chair of the City of Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee, and a regular contributor to Modernism Week. He is also a former director of the Palm Springs Modern Committee and appointed member of the City of Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board.
Born in Germany, but a California resident most of his life, Kenny loves that the weather in Palm Springs allows him to indulge in his outdoor passions for hiking, biking, classic cars and modern architecture.