Don Madio is a life-long resident of Florida and serves as CrowderGulf’s Florida Regional Manager. Mr. Madio began his career in the disaster recovery industry in 1999. Since that time, he has served on more than 150 mid-to-large scale disaster recovery, waterway, and debris management projects, and found he enjoys the many challenges of working under pressure and problem solving the industry brings. Upon taking a position with CrowderGulf following Hurricane Mathew, Don oversaw seven debris removal and waterway projects that were successfully completed within the client’s time frame and contract specifications. Shortly thereafter, in 2017, Don became Florida’s Regional Manager following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful and damaging Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded. His extensive management experience, multi-tasking and organizational skills served him well, as he was tasked to oversee operations throughout the state. He and his team of project managers and field supervisors successfully managed 64 debris management and waterway projects, helping to remove and dispose of over 11.8 Million Cubic yards of Hurricane Irma generated debris. In 2018, Don and his team managed six simultaneous projects on the West Coast of Florida after a historical Red Tide event generated millions of tons of putrefied marine life along Florida’s shoreline. Shortly thereafter, Don supervised all of Hurricane Michael’s debris management projects in the Florida Panhandle, where over 15 Million Cubic Yards have been removed and disposed. Recently, Don managed activations in Okaloosa County, FL and Harrison County, MS, following Hurricane’s Sally and Zeta during the active 2020 hurricane season.
When he isn’t in the midst of storm season, Don enjoys traveling the state and building relationships with clients, as well as providing contract maintenance, training, and technical assistance. A seasoned believer in pre-planning and operational improvement, Don also administers annual training to project managers, field supervisors, and regional subcontractors. Mr. Madio is a University of Florida graduate, holds multiple FEMA and USACE certifications and is NIMS trained.