Shreveport, La — The Caddo Lake Institute (CLI) is pleased to announce Shreveport native Laura- Ashley Overdyke as its new Executive Director.
CLI is a non-profit scientific and educational organization founded in 1992 to support and protect Caddo Lake, an international treasure for its biodiversity.
“Caddo Lake is truly one of the last wild places, and I am so honored to continue a tradition of wise stewardship of our wetlands with the Caddo Lake Institute,” Overdyke said. “I grew up skiing, fishing and shooting on Caddo Lake and know first-hand what a valuable resource it is to our region.”
Reflecting its importance to both states, Overdyke will work out of CLI offices in Shreveport, LA and Karnack, TX. Laura-Ashley Overdyke has nearly twenty years’ experience in programmatic leadership, communication and coalition building among non-profits, foundations and the media. Most recently, she oversaw twelve million dollars in grants for The Community Foundation of North Louisiana while also working with donors and grantees. She served as Senior Editorial Producer at KTBS News, working on in-depth and Investigative stories.
Prior to her return to Shreveport in 2011…
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