Leadership Expert Suzanne Mayo Frindt Appointed President and CEO
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Mayo Frindt as President and CEO of The Hunger Project.
As co-founder of the leadership development and education firm 2130 Partners, Suzanne has over 25 years of experience in diverse environments such as working with indigenous women leaders in Peru, college students in China, and women entrepreneurs in the Middle East. A recognized speaker on leadership and women-in-business issues, Suzanne also served as a Group Chair for Vistage International, a professional organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of chief executives. Vistage and its affiliates have more than 22,000 members in 17 countries, making it the world’s leading CEO membership organization.
In making the announcement, Global Board Chair Steven J. Sherwood noted, “Suzanne brings years of experience working with top executives, along with astute financial and fundraising skills, a deep understanding of The Hunger Project’s work having been an investor and partner, and a passionate commitment to the organization’s mission to end hunger. With Suzanne’s partnership, we can build on our successes and continue to move forward toward the goal of ending hunger by 2030.”
Suzanne and her husband, Dwight, have been investors and activists for The Hunger Project for over 25 years. As such, they have traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America to deeply engage in The Hunger Project’s programs, which mobilize people to create lasting society-wide progress in health, education, nutrition, family incomes and the empowerment of women.
Suzanne shared, “I look forward to using the experience I’ve gained working with CEOs over the last couple of decades — particularly in the areas of leadership and strategic thinking — as a resource in bringing The Hunger Project to new levels. My life is about each person having the opportunity for a healthy and productive life. I am thrilled to be in this role, at this moment in time, to create the breakthroughs needed so that The Hunger Project can play its highest leverage role in bringing about the end of hunger in our world.”
“Suzanne’s passion for The Hunger Project combined with her skills and style of leadership will support The Hunger Project in escalating to new heights,” said Åsa Skogström Feldt, outgoing President and CEO. Åsa is departing the organization to move back to Sweden for family reasons, and will continue in The Hunger Project family as an activist and investor.
On behalf of the entire Hunger Project family, we invite our partners to support and welcome Suzanne as The Hunger Project moves to its next level of strategic impact to achieve the sustainable end of hunger, once and for all.
Photo, from right: Suzanne Mayo Frindt together with her husband Dwight, Åsa Skogström Feldt, and THP-Ghana Country Director Samuel Afrane at the celebration of Nsuta-Aweregya Epicenter’s self-reliance in July 2016.
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