Sarah Dinnen Chappell, President


Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Bachelor of Science, May 1999, Political Science/Communication


Continued Education and Training:

South Florida Water Management District UMAM 201 Training, May 2010
ISA Certified Arborist (Pending)
PADI SCUBA training 2013


In 2005, Mrs. Chappell founded The Chappell Group, Inc. a women-owned and operated, environmental consulting firm serving the South Florida area and Caribbean. The Chappell Group, Inc. provides environmental consulting services to both the public and private sectors.

Professional Experience:

The Chappell Group, Inc.  Pompano Beach, Florida
President/Owner, April 2005 – Present

As President of The Chappell Group, Inc., Mrs. Chappell’s responsibilities include oversight of all corporate operations, financial administration, staff management, proposal development, presentations as well as performing wetland jurisdictional determinations, environmental feasibility studies, Phase I ESA’s, seagrass surveys, environmental permitting, mitigation design and monitoring, and marina design and permitting. Ms. Chappell conducts numerous seagrass surveys by scuba and snorkel, wetland delineations, mitigation monitoring, endangered and threatened species studies and associated field work on a regular basis. Ms. Chappell also processes environmental resource permitting of various projects and coordination with US Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department.

Partial List of Projects: 

  • Port Everglades Turning  Notch, Port Everglades
  • Deerfield Beach Pier Renovation, Deerfield Beach
  • Daytona Beach Marina, Daytona Beach
  • Alsdorf Park, Deerfield Beach
  • Dania Beach Marina, Dania Beach
  • La Siesta Resort, Islamorada
  • The Quay, Fort Lauderdale
  • Southport Phase IX, Port Everglades


  • Leadership Broward Graduate, Class 22
  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Member
  • South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Member
  • Broward Alliance, Past Member
  • International Society of Arborists
  • Friend of Birch State Park, Terramar Society Member
  • Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Past Member
  • Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Friends Member

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