Susan McCord

Director, NCASI Foundation

Location: Headquarters – Cary, NC


Susan joined NCASI in 2019 with 18 years of experience in the non-profit sector and nearly 30 years spent on forestry issues. She was previously the Executive Director of the Institute of Forest Biosciences from its inception, and Program Manager for the Forest Biotechnology Group at NCSU working on pine genomics and growth characteristics.

In her role as Manager of the NCASI Foundation, she oversees the functions of the foundation which supports the development of environmental science and data to promote the sustainable use of earth’s resources, inform regulatory policy, educate, and optimize operations to carry out the charitable purposes of NCASI, Inc.


Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University

Awards and Career Highlights:

Director and Officer of an international non-profit
NCASI Foundation, Corporate Secretary

Phone: (919) 941-6400