Susan Tressler is the Chief External Relations Officer at the Rainforest Alliance. Tressler has more than 35 years of not-for-profit fundraising, communications, and planning experience, the last 25 in environmental organizations.
She joined the Rainforest Alliance from her previous role at the Wildlife Conservation Society, where she worked to coordinate government and agency relations, and facilitate large-scale funding initiatives. Tressler worked for several years as a consultant in Europe for various NGOs, including the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and Wetlands International. She has also worked for the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), where she led communications and fundraising for more than seven years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois, with a minor in business.