Suzie Sloan Joins Trees Atlanta as Chief Operating Officer

Suzie Sloan joins Trees Atlanta as Chief Operating Officer, effective August 14, 2023.

Ms. Sloan’s background in fundraising, event management, marketing, and volunteer management for nonprofits adds a dynamic perspective to the Trees Atlanta leadership team. As COO, Ms. Sloan leads the development, marketing, and operations for Atlanta’s community forestry organization known for its dedicated stewardship of the “City in the Forest.” Under the leadership of Executive Director, Greg Levine, Ms. Sloan and her team will collaborate and partner with communities, organizations, and funders across metro Atlanta to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly growing urban area.

“Suzie is joining us at a critical time as the call for Trees Atlanta’s work to protect and improve the urban forest grows in urgency and scale each year.” Mr. Levine welcomes Ms. Sloan to the organization, “We’re so excited about Suzie joining Trees Atlanta. It’s great to see how quickly she jumped into the thick of things, and is already helping to move the organization forward. She has experience that is relevant and a collaborative style that fits our culture.”

Ms. Sloan was previously the Director of Development for PAWS Atlanta, an organization that provides medical care to at-risk animals and helps them find a loving home. Prior to her tenure at PAWS Atlanta, she served as Senior Manager of Donor Relations at Open Hand Atlanta and Development and Volunteer Coordinator of All About Developmental Disabilities.

Since she was a child, Ms. Sloan has been fascinated by the natural world and the creatures who inhabit it. Inspired by Jane Goodall, she studied Anthropology as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, and after college, traveled to Costa Rica to study white-faced capuchin monkeys. In her graduate education, Ms. Sloan gained an M.A. in Nonprofit Management with a Concentration in Conservation and Environmental Education. She taught environmental concepts through outdoor and hands-on learning experiences at Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, GA and Keystone Science School in Keystone, CO.

Ms. Sloan and her husband, Casey, live in Ormewood Park with their two rescue dogs, Harvey and Pete.

About Trees Atlanta

Trees Atlanta is a nonprofit community group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Since its founding in 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted over 160,000 trees throughout metro Atlanta with volunteers and partners to ensure environmental, social, and economic benefits of trees are available and abundant for the health and well-being of all communities. Trees Atlanta plants over 7,000 trees every year, including helping to design, install, and maintain the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum; educates youth and adults through classroom lessons and hand-on training; and improves forested land by removing invasive species and restoring the native plant ecology of the area. Their work also includes a robust youth workforce development program (Youth Tree Team), a popular summer camp, and a series of in-depth Certified Volunteer training programs. Trees Atlanta is a trusted leader in organizing and demonstrating stewardship of our urban tree canopy. To volunteer, sign up for our email list, or donate, please visit:


Post on: September 6, 2023