Susan Schroeder is the Chief Executive Officer of Grand Canyon Association (GCA), the nonprofit philanthropic partner of Grand Canyon National Park. Susan leads the organization’s diverse activities in raising private funds to benefit the Park, growing earned income streams through operating retail stores within the park, and providing educational and adventure opportunities through the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute. Her deep knowledge and experience in organizational development, fundraising, strategic planning, and nonprofit governance has led to impressive organizational growth in both capacity and revenue to support the mission of GCA.
Prior to joining GCA in 2008, she held leadership positions at Northern Arizona University (NAU) within the NAU Foundation, University Advancement, Center for Sustainable Environments and Grants and Contracts. Preceding her time at NAU, Susan was the managing partner in a market research consulting firm specializing in the tourism, recreation and healthcare industries.
Susan is on the Advisory Board of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff. A member of the Flagstaff community for nearly 30 years, Susan has been involved with numerous nonprofit organizations. She and her husband enjoy exploring the natural and cultural wonders of Northern Arizona at every opportunity.