Suzanne Apple, of Atlanta, Georgia and Avery Island, Louisiana, served as Senior Vice President of Private Sector Engagement at World Wildlife Fund-U.S until January, 2016. She led the corporate engagement activities for WWF-US including work around responsible sourcing and sustainable business practices, corporate philanthropy, and cause-related marketing. In addition, she led WWF-U.S.’s largest corporate partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and served as WWF-U.S.’s representative on WWF International’s Global Partnerships Committee. Before joining WWF, Suzanne served as Vice President, Community Affairs and Environmental Programs for The Home Depot from January, 1992 until October, 2002, where she managed the company’s annual community relations and charitable contributions budget of over $30M, and its sustainability and environmental programs. The company was ranked number one in corporate social responsibility in the Harris Interactive/Wall Street Journal survey on corporate reputation and the company rose to fourth in corporate reputation. She joined The Home Depot after a career in the banking and finance, corporate marketing and communications. Suzanne serves as an Associate Board Member of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, as a Board Member of the Audubon Society of Louisiana, as a Trustee of The Atlanta Girls School and as a Trustee of Hix and Bertha Green Family Foundation.