Suzanne Mayo Frindt
President & Chief Executive Officer, Ex-Officio Member of the Global Board of Directors
- Global Board of Directors
- Leadership Team
- Global Staff
Suzanne Mayo Frindt joined The Hunger Project as President & CEO in May 2017.
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 for the past 25 years, and a passionate commitment to the organization’s mission to end hunger.
As co-founder of 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. 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. The goal of Suzanne’s work has been the empowerment of individuals and teams as they develop a shared vision and translate that vision into results.
Suzanne and her husband, Dwight, have been investors, volunteer fundraisers 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.
A recognized speaker on leadership and women-in-business issues, Suzanne was tapped by the U.S. State Department to address the 2006 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Businesswomen’s Summit in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. From 1992-1999, Suzanne was a founding principal of Communities Unlimited, a satisfaction research firm that brought the power of data and research to companies interested in improving the quality of their customers’ experience. In her pre-entrepreneur days, Suzanne held executive leadership positions in a variety of business units at CWS, a diversified real estate investment management company, during a high growth decade for the firm. Suzanne holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
In 2010, Suzanne and her husband Dwight Frindt co-authored a leadership development book: “Accelerate: High Leverage Leadership for Today’s World.”
Suzanne and Dwight reside in Seattle, WA and Suzanne will divide time between Seattle and The Hunger Project’s Global Office in New York City, amidst travel to countries around the world.