"Extensive work travel has enabled Susan to build a wealth of knowledge about business culture, trade and food organizations throughout North Asia, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Central America."
Susan has intimate knowledge of what it takes to run effective domestic and international market development and export promotional programs through 13+ years of work at a US agricultural marketing board.
Managing programs in 20+ countries and the US, she reached a high level of financial stewardship for stakeholders and US government funds through attention to detail and understanding complex regulations.
Her career portfolio spans foodservice, retail, export and international trade, agriculture and food manufacturing.
In addition to living and working in Japan for five years, she has worked for a number of Japanese clients including a food multinational, multiple government entities and educational organizations.
Extensive work travel has enabled her to build a wealth of knowledge about business culture, trade and food organizations throughout North Asia, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Central America. Her research expertise includes managing competitor, new channel, business development and marketing communications studies, various foodservice and retail market research projects and consumer usage & attitude studies.
She truly enjoys working with and training foodservice culinary professionals, importers and distributors, product suppliers, retailers, nutritionists and media worldwide to help them better understand food trends, usage and product benefits to further their businesses. She has led trade missions, conducted culinary seminars and other educational events resulting in new business.
Susan graduated from the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business and participated in post-graduate studies at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan as well as The University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain: as a result she is proficient in Japanese and has basic Spanish.