LaTresse Snead

Roles at NAAEE:


At Large Board Member

Founder & CEO
Bonsai Leadership Group LLC

LaTresse Snead is a multi-faceted leader and visionary changemaker with deep expertise in program leadership, strategic planning, global fundraising and partnerships, board governance, budget management, and capacity building. A Birkman Certified Consultant and Certified Personal Development Coach, she is passionate about environmental justice and a vocal champion of equity and inclusion in outdoor spaces.

She most recently served as chief program officer of the National Park Foundation (NPF), where she drove awareness and engagement in the national parks system and oversaw more than $55 million in program investments. Driven by a deep desire to influence and build diverse, nonprofit talent, LaTresse resigned her position with NPF and launched Bonsai Leadership Group LLC, with the goal of developing multicultural leaders and helping nonprofit executives cultivate inclusive, dynamic, and high performing teams to succeed in an increasingly complex workplace. Bonsai offers leadership coaching and consulting for individuals and teams; succession planning and strategic guidance; board assessment, development and training; and program development, consultation, and support.

LaTresse’s previous experience includes seven years at The Nature Conservancy; she started her career there as director of volunteer programs and community outreach and went on to become global director of the Healthy Cities program. She has also held leadership positions at the American Red Cross, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

LaTresse earned a master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Administration from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s in Black Studies from San Francisco State University. She and her family currently reside in Washington, D.C., with poochon pup, Pancake.