Casagrande joins Captains For Clean Water as Director of Operations

Captains For Clean Water is pleased to announce the addition of Noelle Casagrande as its new Director of Operations.

Since their founding in 2016, Captains For Clean Water has remained solely focused on their mission to restore the Everglades and save Florida’s water. By virtue, their supporter base and impact has grown astoundingly. At three-years-old, the organization has charted plans to scale strategically in order to remain effective and agile in their efforts.

As Director of Operations, Casagrande will onboard the overall performance and growth strategy. This includes developing the team and long-term business plans, overseeing partnerships and vendors, establishing policies and procedures, managing operating expenses, and optimizing retail offerings and distribution channels.

“We are excited to have Noelle as part of our team,” said Captain Daniel Andrews, Co-Founder and Executive Director. “Her extensive background, professionalism and dedication to our cause make her a valuable addition. She plays an instrumental role in helping to shape the organization and position it for future growth.”

Casagrande has 15-plus years of experience in marketing, communications and corporate giving. She has worked in a variety of industries, including retail, hospitality and tourism, and nonprofit, accelerating their growth and success. Previous roles include The Zimmerman Agency in Tallahassee, an integrated marketing firm specializing in the hospitality and tourism industry, and Chico’s FAS, Inc. where she oversaw internal and external communications, corporate events, and community relations, which together, engaged key stakeholders and supported business objectives.

A Florida native, Casagrande attended the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and business. Selected as a 2016 Apex Award finalist and Florida Business Observer “40 Under 40” winner, she is recognized by prominent business groups for her professional excellence, community service, mentoring and leadership throughout Southwest Florida. Casagrande is an avid boater and has obtained a U.S. Coast Guard Near Coastal Masters license.

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About Captains For Clean Water

Captains For Clean Water is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization advocating for clean water and healthy estuaries across South Florida.

The organization started out as a group of fishing guides from Fort Myers who were unhappy with Florida’s poor water management practices. Attributing the issue to a lack of public awareness, they set out to restore and protect marine ecosystems and our way of life for future generations via educational advancement and scientifically supported solutions.