Susan Shingledecker

Vice President and Director of Programs

Susan runs the Chesapeake Conservancy’s programs, which include community-based conservation initiatives throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. She also provides leadership to the organization as a whole, working with the Annapolis-based nonprofit’s president and board of directors to determine and administer the organizations strategic direction in accomplishing its mission. Susan brings over 15 years of professional experience in consulting, public policy, state government and nonprofit management. She has worked in a number of positions for Boat U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water since 2005. Most recently, Susan served as Vice President, where she oversaw day-to-day operation of the nonprofit and led environmental efforts at Boat U.S. and GEICO Marine Insurance. She also supervised the Foundation’s boating safety and clean boating programs including the development of interactive online learning courses, boater outreach and fundraising. Susan holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from American University. In her free time Susan loves getting out on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and two boys on their family sailboat or fleet of kayaks.