Susan has over 20 years experience in economic development programs, particularly in Africa. Before joining Boma she served as director of technical services and strategic partnerships at Land O Lakes International Development, a non-profit organization affiliated with the agricultural cooperative. Susan also worked for 17 years with the international development non-profit TechnoServe, in roles including senior director for program development, interim country director for Kenya, and deputy director of Africa operations. There she developed and managed innovative public-private partnerships between agribusinesses and emerging market farmers and small and growing businesses. Susan also supported agriculture development programs in Asia and Africa at VOCA. Susan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal. She holds a MA in International Transactions from George Mason University and a BA in International Studies from Michigan State University.