For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Monday, April 4, 2011 (202) 347-6900
D’Anne Mica Joins National Ocean Industries Association Staff
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) announced today that D’Anne Mica has joined the staff as Director of Government and Political Affairs where she will help direct the organization’s government and political relations activities. Mica brings with her an extensive background with nearly 15 years of experience in Issue Advocacy, Government Affairs, Fundraising, Grassroots Development and Coalition Building.
“D'Anne has a unique set of skills that blend well with the existing staff and the mission of NOIA. Our members look forward to working with her and benefitting from the experience she brings to the organization.” said Randall Luthi, President of NOIA.
Before joining NOIA, Mica was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of grasshopper media since 2007 and Founder and President of Mica Strategic Communications since 2003. Both are public and government relations firms based in Orlando, Florida and Nashville, TN with strategic partnerships in Tallahassee, FL and Washington, DC. Mica worked with an array of clients including the Consumer’s Alliance for Affordable Natural Gas/Citizens Alliance for Energy Security in 2006 where she created and led the Florida efforts of the national coalition formed to advocate for more access to the OCS.
During Mica’s first tour in Washington, DC (1997-2002), she held positions that include major donor fundraiser, Special Consultant to US Airways for the 2000 Republican National Convention and National Conference Director for the non-partisan YouthVote organization. Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Mica earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. The NOIA membership comprises more than 275 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine, land and air transport, warehousing and logistics to offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.