Suzanne Deal Booth

Symposium Co-Chair

Suzanne Deal Booth has long been committed to promoting visual and cultural heritage. A native of Texas, Suzanne attended the University of Texas at Austin and then Rice University, graduating cum laude with a degree in art history. In addition, Suzanne earned a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and her Certificate in Art Conservation from the Conservation Center also from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Suzanne has worked at notable institutions including les Monuments Historiques, France, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Menil Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Museums of New Mexico with a grant from the Smithsonian Institution. Her post-graduate fellowship, funded by the Kress Foundation, was at Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Suzanne met her husband David G. Booth, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors while living in Los Angeles. Together they created The Booth Heritage Foundation, and soon founded The Friends of Heritage Preservation (FOHP), a non-profit organization that responds to critical preservation needs in the United States and abroad. Suzanne serves as the Director of FOHP which has accomplished 43 preservation and conservation projects.