Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP, serves as president of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Before joining the Alliance, Susan served as the executive director of the Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Memphis. She also directed the university’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program. Susan received a master’s in public administration from the University of Memphis and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional.
Susan is an active civic servant, supporting many local and national social-impact organizations. She serves on the board of the National Human Services Assembly, she is a reading mentor with Lead to Read KC and she is active in her children’s schools, raising funds to support co-curricular activities.
When not working to enhance the social sector, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband, David, a professional chef, and her two sons, Patrick and Walker. Their ideal weekend includes cooking, sitting on their three-story deck and shopping for mid-century antiques.