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SUSAN SCHMIDT

President, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Late Afternoon Session: Building the Bench: Cultivating Our Future Leadership

For more than 25 years, Susan Tomlinson Schmidt has dedicated her career to helping strengthen nonprofit organizations from the inside out by increasing access to high-quality, high-impact leadership training. Her passion for social-impact organizations shines through in her work as president of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a network of colleges, universities, and nonprofits that strengthen the social sector through the development of a talented and prepared workforce.

Since joining the Alliance in 2013, she has brought a culture of growth, entrepreneurship and continuous quality improvement to the organization. Susan has led the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance through significant change with the addition of several new programs, including Leaderosity, an online training platform that is positioned to redefine how the nonprofit sector approaches talent development.

Susan holds a master’s in public administration and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional. A frequent speaker on the national stage, Susan has given keynote addresses on topics related to workforce trends, employee engagement, talent recruitment and development and the next generation of leadership.