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Sue Schram

Sue Schram is a Senior Partner at SP Consulting.  She works in the areas of international agricultural development policy, analysis and advocacy, and developing private sector strategic partnerships necessary to facilitate success in international agricultural development efforts. Her experience includes senior leadership positions in government, universities, associations, NGOs, research and development firms, and consulting organizations. She is author or co-author of numerous publications, policy analysis papers and related articles.
Sue served as Vice President of ACDI/VOCA, a large Washington-based global development NGO, for twelve years. She was responsible for Congressional and federal agency relations, outreach and cooperative programs, university and private sector partnership strategy, global cooperative development and working with the President on matters related to the Board of Directors.
She has been President of the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) and currently chairs its Education and Advocacy Committee and manages the organization’s international news network. The network connects professionals worldwide in universities, NGOs and private sector companies working on agricultural development and hunger alleviation. The Association recently honored her service with its 50th Anniversary President’s Award; the only time it in the organization’s 50-year history that it had granted such an award. She is co-author of Food: the Whole World’s Business, an AIARD publication that defines the mutual benefit of the US investment in global agricultural development to both developing countries and the US. 
While serving on the Board of Directors of the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) and, in the role of chair of its Development Committee, she completed the report “Cooperatives: Pathways to Economic, Democratic and Social Development in the Global Economy.” The report is recognized as a leading global reference guide and has helped drive greater cooperation among, and increased funding for, US-based providers of overseas cooperative development assistance.