LaTrease E. Garrison
Leading Learning Advisor
American Chemical Society
LaTrease Garrison received her BS in chemistry from Howard University and completed her MBA degree at Strayer University, where her research focused on succession planning for the nonprofit organization.
LaTrease joined the staff of the American Chemical Society (ACS) staff in 1992 as a program assistant for the Chemical & Engineering News magazine. In 1996 she moved to the Education Division, where she held several positions including senior program manager of undergraduate programs. In 2005 she was appointed to the position of special assistant to the acting director of the Education Division. LaTrease previously served as the assistant director of the Member Communities/Department of Volunteer Support and is now director of the Administrative and Programmatic Technology group and director of the Professional Advancement Team within the ACS Division of Membership and Scientific Advancement. She is also a trained facilitator for courses within the ACS Leadership Development System: Extraordinary Leader, Engaging and Motivating Volunteers, Engaging Colleagues in Dialog, and Leading Without Authority.
LaTrease has been married to D’Vell Garrison for 18 years, and they are the proud parents of three children. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and an active volunteer for the children’s ministry at her church.