Cassie Bate Hurley is a lifelong Arlingtonian (she was even born at Arlington Hospital – now Virginia Hospital Center) who has spent the vast majority of her career working in the Arlington business community. Cassie graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2010. After a stint behind the bar at The Front Page in Ballston (R.I.P.), she began her career in events at the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization working part-time as the Events Coordinator. Six months later, she secured a second part-time position at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce as the Events Associate which quickly transitioned to a full-time position and eventually a promotion to Events and Development Director. In 2018 she accepted a position at the Crystal City Business Improvement District where she currently organized over 200 events a year for Virginia’s largest walkable downtown.