Suzanne Burnes - Executive Director, Sustainable Atlanta
An alumnus of the prestigious Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, Suzanne brings two decades of environmental and sustainability experience to Sustainable Atlanta. Prior to joining as executive director, she served as the Assistant Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Sustainability Division. There she was responsible for managing the division’s U.S. EPA and DOE grants, a staff of twelve, and for coordinating the department’s Sustainable Energy Management Plan and Council. During this time she also managed the division’s flagship environmental leadership program, the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia, whose nearly 275 voluntary member businesses and organizations work to implement energy, water and material conservation practices.