Sue Veres Royal

Nonprofit Executive

Sue Veres Royal is a consultant with over 18 years of experience in the nonprofit field. Sue was the Executive Director of Happy Hearts Fund from 2013 to 2014, whose mission is to rebuild schools for children impacted by natural disasters. Prior to Happy Hearts Fund, Sue was Co-Director of the U.S. in the World Initiative (USITW), a cutting-edge national project that worked with the progressive community to develop shared messages about global issues in an effective and mutually reinforcing way with the American public. Previously housed at the Aspen Institute, USITW became an independent project and moved to the New America Foundation and then Demos. Additionally, Sue was part of the leadership team for the Peace and Security Initiative, a collaborative funder/NGO effort to strengthen the peace and security community and increase its influence on U.S. foreign policy. Prior to joining USITW, Sue was the Executive Director of Student Pugwash USA, a national organization promoting social responsibility in science and technology through campus-based chapters, seminars and conferences, and online publications. In the late 1990s, Sue started her career as the Director of the Department of Environmental Education at the United Negro College Fund. Sue is an Executive Producer at SVA and Associates/American Youth Symphony supporting youth involvement in the arts through television, theater productions and musical recordings, including a recording that was certified Gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Sue received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and her Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University.