Susan Rockefeller is the Founder and CEO of Protect What is Precious, a company that uses the power of documentary filmmaking, photography, storytelling and design to inspire awareness and mobilize action across a wide range of environmental, social and philanthropic groups.
Susan’s films have explored a range of contemporary issues, often using both real life heroes and those of myths to confront issues such as ocean acidification and the future of ocean health, PTSD and the use of music to heal, the confluence of race, poverty and illness, global food sustainability. Her films, including titles such as Food For Thought, Food For Life, Striking a Chord, Making the Crooked Straight, Running Madness, Take Time, and Mission of Mermaids have aired on HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. Her latest work, Bach Star Café is set to launch in film festivals this fall. Susan is a strong believer in collaboration and has created co-branded products to promote the message of conservation and sustainable living with businesses including: Girard-Perregaux, Opi, Sabin Metals, Loomstate, The Environmental Working Group, and Honora. Her jewelry and accessories can be found at London Jewelers Bernie Robbins, and her namesake showroom, as well as Takashimaya in Japan.
Deeply committed to nurturing our environment, and creating a better world through family, art, and nature, Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation and is a member of Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council. Susan Rockefeller received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College and her master’s degree from NYU. She lives in New York, New York with her husband David Rockefeller Jr. and her two children.