ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen to Receive Business of Pride Award

Carter-Conneen recognized for raising the bar to advance LGBTQ equality and leadership in the workplace.

ExpoASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen / ASLA

Washington Business Journal will honor Torey Carter-Conneen, American Society of Landscape Architects CEO, with a Business of Pride award on June 14. Carter-Conneen is available for interviews on LGBTQ leadership in the workplace and the role of landscape architecture in advancing human rights.

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Hotel Washington / 515 15th St NW, Washington DC 20004

What: From Washington Business Journal: “These leaders are openly blazing the trail for diversity and inclusion in the corporate world. Our honorees work to raise the bar with programs, practices and policies that advance LGBTQ equality and leadership in the workplace throughout the DMV and beyond.”

Who: Torey Carter-Conneen joined ASLA as Chief Executive Officer in August 2020. He has served in executive leadership roles for companies ranging in size from $7 million to $750 million in annual revenues and staff of nearly four hundred. Prior to joining ASLA, Torey served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Prior to his leadership at AILA, Torey was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Center for American Progress (CAP), COO and later Acting President and CEO at the LGBTQ Victory Fund and Institute, Divisional Controller of MV Transportation--a privately held North American transportation management corporation--and an auditor at a CPA firm.

Torey is a proud alumnus of George Mason University, where he earned degrees in economics and accounting. He later attended the University of Maryland Global Campus where he obtained an M.B.A. with a concentration on global business management and emerging markets.

Torey is also a volunteer member of ASAE’s Executive Management Professional Advisory Council and sits on the executive committee of the board for Shepherd’s Table--a community organization in Silver Spring, Maryland, providing food and support to people most in need. He also serves on the board of the American Immigration Council.

Torey and his husband Mike are fathers to two amazing children, Drew and Aiden.

Carter-Conneen’s fellow honorees are Lesley Bryant (Lady Clipper Barber Shop), Nancy Cañas (Latinx X History Project), George Francois (Children's National Hospital), Brian Haney (The Haney Co.), Zoe Hutchinson (Latham & Watkins), Richard Jeanneret (Ernst & Young), Chris Morrison (Perkins & Will), Jeff Raver (Science Applications International Corp), Bianca Rey (Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-atlantic States)

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A high-res headshot of Torey Carter-Conneen can be downloaded here. Photo credit is: ASLA


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