Suzanne Forsyth is nationally known in the field of human resources and organizational development. She is a consultant, lecturer, and writer on workplace issues. She is widely recognized for significant contributions to human resources and higher education as well as women’s programs. She has served as President and Treasurer of the National Association for Women in Education; received the professional of the year award from the Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area (HRA-NCA); and served on the national advisory board of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA-CREF). She was featured in a book on outstanding human resources executives published by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. She is Past President of the Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area, and serves on HRA-NCA’s Past Presidents Council.
During her tenure at the American Council on Education, she served as Executive Secretary of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat. She developed a comprehensive health insurance program for the higher education associations under a Multiple Employer Trust. She developed and led an innovative human resources program with major accomplishments in areas of compensation, affirmative action, professional development, diversity initiatives and organizational development. She served on the President’s leadership team for 17 years and made many speeches and presentations as part of the ACE Speaker’s Bureau. She developed a community outreach program for the National Center for Higher Education that was recognized by the Points of Light Foundation.