Marcia Bansley

Marcia Bansley, retired from her role as Executive Director of Trees Atlanta, has been active in non-profit management for over 20 years.

She earned her degree from Emory University School of Law, then interned with Senator Sam Nunn in U.S. Congress, where she worked with both Democrats in the Senate and Republicans in the House.  A member of the Georgia Bar, she managed a law firm for over 10 years, and as an Atlanta native has worked with both citizens and politicians to improve the quality of life in the metro Atlanta area.

Marcia co-founded a national association of tree organizations -- Alliance for Community Trees.  She has served on several community boards, helped raised over $11 million dollars for non-profits and recently created a new headquarters building for Trees Atlanta to LEED Platinum standards.  She played a major role in creating at least four greenspace parks around Atlanta, and helped to write and get passed legislation that created the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Marcia has a strong interest in architecture and the natural world; has traveled in over 46 countries, including Mexico, Guatemala and Italy, which she visits every year.  She enjoys reading non-fiction about social history and the decorative arts.