Susan Forrester

Vice President, Advocacy and Outreach

Sue Forrester is the Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the American Gas Association (AGA) where she manages advocacy campaigns and public affairs. Her efforts at AGA focus on crafting and implementing public affairs strategies in support of natural gas as well as building and maintaining a nationwide network of grassroots and grasstops advocates and influencers.

Prior to joining AGA, Sue was the managing director of advocacy and outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute.

Before joining the Chamber, Forrester was vice president of issue advocacy at the National Association of Manufacturers. There she liaised with members from one of the largest trade associations in the country on significant policy issues like affordable domestic energy and workplace fairness initiatives.

From 2007 to 2009, Forrester was the Midwest regional political director at the Republican National Committee (RNC). Her responsibilities included directing strategic political activities in eight top-tier states. She also served in another role with the RNC from 2004 to 2005. During that time, she led the party’s multimillion-dollar national Victory budget, a program that funded political activity for 17 presidential target states.

Earlier in her career, Forrester held senior-level positions leading the political affairs team with the Associated Builders and Contractors, managing clients for the voter contact firm FLS, and advising an array of political campaigns.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Forrester received her undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and spends her free time coaching girls lacrosse.