Overdyke chosen as Executive Director

OverdykeShreveport, 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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