Susie Trees serves on the Board’s Development Committee. She has a unique and distinguished career that took her through journalism, public relations, and an extraordinary bi-partisan history of service in Washington.
Trees began her career as a journalist covering the international tennis circuit. That led to a job at ABC Sports in New York as a publicist. After New York, she moved to Washington DC and became a public relations and political consultant as well as a special events coordinator.
In addition to consulting, Trees did advance work for Ronald Reagan, Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton. During the Clinton Administration, Trees worked at The National Park Service as Assistant Director. Following that, she served for 7 years on the Board of the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 2014 until recently, she served on the advisory board of The First Tee, the charitable arm of the PGA tour.
Trees is currently on the National Council for the Performing Arts as well as the International Committee for the Performing Arts at The Kennedy Center. She resides in Washington DC and Massachusetts.