Susanna Schultz

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Susanna Schultz heads the Marketing team at Central Co-op in Seattle, WA, a natural grocery co-op now celebrating its 40th year. Prior to joining the team at Central in 2013, Susanna worked for a national green building supply retailer with locations on both coasts. From 2001 to 2006, she was a part of the Marketing Department at Symphony Space in New York City (public radio fans may recognize it for the program Selected Shorts that originates there). In her years at Central Co-op, the co-op has updated owner benefits, launched two new websites, adopted an online ordering platform for home delivery, converted to a Solidarity Model of worker and consumer ownership, merged with the Tacoma Food Co-op, and implemented a better than $15 per hour entry level wage—all of which has provided rich fodder for marketing, public relations and public affairs strategy. Susanna has just completed a Masters of Management in Cooperatives and Credit Unions at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.