Adviser, NFRW Legislative Committee
Suzanne Crow was elected NFRW member-at-large at the 37th Biennial Convention in Louisville, Ky., and took office in January 2014. She is the director of NFRW Region 5, which includes Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Crow has been an active Republican woman for more than 20 years. She has served the Louisiana Federation as an executive officer in three local clubs, region vice president, state awards chairman, biennial convention co-chairman, and editor of an award-winning club newsletter.
In 2005, Crow was elected state president and served two terms during Louisiana's recovery following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. During her terms as president, LFRW established a statewide web site for communications among members, launched the Dictionary Project, collaborated with the Ohio FRW to "re-book" school libraries destroyed by Hurricane Rita, and established an NFRW award-winning Caring For America project. In 2008, in spite of the ongoing challenges to recover from the storms, LFRW was one of few state federations with a double-digit increase in membership.
Active in state and national politics, as well, Crow was elected to three terms on the State Central Committee where she served as resolutions chair, tri-parish region director, and LFRW representative to the LAGOP Executive Committee. She was an elected delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention and served on the Rules Committee. She served as tri-parish co-chair for Jindal for Governor in 2003, and as parish co-chair for Bush/Cheney in 2004. In 2008, Crow was named "Woman of the Year" by the parish executive committee, and in 2011, she received the LFRW Betty Heitman Leadership Award for her efforts on behalf of Republican politics in her community.
At the NFRW level, Crow has been an active and visible participant since 2005. She has served as Bylaws chairman and Programs chairman. Recognized for her organizational and leadership skills, she served as a member of the host committee for the 2012 NFRW Spring Board Meeting in New Orleans, was elected to the 2012 NFRW Nominating Committee, and was invited to serve on the 2013 Ronald Reagan Leadership Award selection committee.
A West Virginia native, a graduate of LSU in Baton Rouge and a retired Texas retail business owner, Crow is married to Professor Stephen M. Crow. They have lived in the New Orleans area for almost 25 years -- where "the good times roll," and football and politics are very serious sports!