Ms. Shingledecker is an Assistant Vice President and Director of Environmental Programs for the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Susan works to educate recreational boaters on safety and environmental issues and oversees all of the Foundation’s environmental programs including: the marine debris and monofilament recycling programs, the Help Stop the Drops clean fueling program, boat pumpout and invasive species education as well as the clean water grants program. She currently sits on Advisory Boards for the Maryland Clean Marina programs, the Chesapeake Bay Observing System and the Pacific Oil Spill Prevention Education Task Force.
Ms. Shingledecker has worked in the environmental field at the international, national and state level over ten years covering a broad range of issues including: coastal policy, sustainable tourism, climate change, sea level rise, wastewater treatment, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prior to coming to BoatU.S., Susan developed outreach programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency, advised Governors’ staffs on environmental policy and worked with coastal hotels and resorts to minimize their environmental impacts and reduce resource consumption.
Ms. Shingledecker has been an avid recreational boater for over 25 years and started boating at the age of eight on Lakes Erie and Ontario. Susan holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.