Vice President of Technology
As vice president for technology, Susan Minnemeyer leads Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center (CIC), which empowers conservation with applications for data-driven decision making. She works to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed using high resolution datasets, geospatial analysis, and data science to advance conservation practice. The CIC team supports the Chesapeake Bay Program and conservation partners by providing data and insights to prioritize restoration practices, evaluate alternatives, and identify solutions for effective implementation.
Previously, Susan was the senior GIS manager for Global Forest Watch, an initiative of the World Resources Institute that provides data and tools for monitoring forests.
She earned a Master in Environmental Management from the Nicholas School at Duke University, concentrating on Resource and Landscape Ecology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her family.