Casi Callaway grew up in Mobile, Alabama, graduated from Emory University and moved to DC where she organized and lobbied on environmental legislation at the local, state and federal level. She came home in 1998 to work locally to protect her favorite watershed. Under Casi’s leadership, Mobile Baykeeper has grown into the Mobile Bay area’s largest environmental advocacy organization and one of the largest local organizations along the Gulf Coast with over 4,000 members and more than a half million dollar budget. She and the Baykeeper team are responsible for organizing, researching and educating the community on issues that affect public health, environment and quality of life.
Casi received the Liberty Bell Award from the Mobile Bar Association, and was named a “Remarkable Woman” by Lifetime Television and Coastal Hero by Coastal Living magazine. Casi served on the Gulf of Mexico Program’s Citizen Advisory Committee and recently served as a Commissioner to Alabama’s Coastal Recovery Commission.
She is a member of the Junior League of Mobile, Board Member of Waterkeeper Alliance and liaison to the international organization’s Board of Trustees, graduate of the Leadership Mobile class of 2012, Chair of the Leadership Council for Mobile United and is actively involved in environmental groups at the local, state, regional and national levels. She lives in the Mobile Bay area with her husband and wonderful 7-year-old son.