CHSS Alumni Service Award - Community

Torey Carter-Conneen

BA Economics '06, CERG Accounting '07

 

Torey Carter-Conneen serves as the chief executive officer of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the 16,000-member professional association that represents landscape architects in the United States. 
 
Since joining ASLA in 2020, his primary objective and vision has been to elevate the profession of landscape architecture in all communities. Committed to advancing the organization to reach its full potential, he led the development of ASLA’s “2030 Vision,” which affirms the association’s focus on raising awareness of the interaction of people and the environment, thereby better positioning ASLA to take on such challenges as climate change and social equity and accessibility. Carter-Conneen feels passionately about amplifying the story of landscape architecture because of its benefits to people, communities, and the environment. He advocates for the profession through strategic coalition partnerships, large media platforms, and discussing key issues on domestic and international panels. Under his leadership at ASLA, the Library of Congress now archives all ASLA Professional Award winners.    
  
Prior to joining ASLA, Carter-Conneen served as chief operating officer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Center for American Progress (CAP) and, as COO, and later acting president and CEO at the LGBTQ Victory Fund & Institute. Carter-Conneen received degrees in economics and accounting from George Mason University, and an MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus.  
  
Carter-Conneen and his husband, Mike, are also fathers to two amazing children, Drew and Aiden.