Marisa Carrozzo, a senior environmental policy specialist at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, has been named the new co-chair for the Everglades Coalition.

The Everglades Coalition is an alliance of over 60 local, state and national environmental organizations focused on restoring the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, an area that stretches from Central Florida through the Florida Keys. The coalition’s primary areas of focus include advocating for protection of the Everglades, supporting research initiatives and coordinating education efforts among coalition members and the public.

Carrozzo has worked at the Conservancy since 2011 and is responsible for developing and implementing policy initiatives for water resources and environmental issues impacting the western Everglades. Shortly after graduating from Miami University in Ohio, Carrozzo held a position as a conservation associate in the Conservancy’s policy department. Carrozzo has over seven years of experience in natural resource policy at the local, state and federal level.

“Being selected to serve as the Everglades Coalition co-chair is a tremendous honor,” said Rob Moher, Conservancy president and CEO. “Marisa is incredibly knowledgeable about environmental policy and shares the Conservancy’s deep commitment to Everglades restoration.”

Carrozzo will serve a two-year term as co-chair. Some of her duties include oversight and coordination of coalition activities and events, setting meeting agendas and budgets, representing the coalition at public events and meetings, securing sponsorships and facilitating meetings.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.