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FISH Food Banks Announce New Executive Director
It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of FISH Food Banks of Pierce County announces the appointment of Sue Potter as the next Executive Director.
Sue Potter stands on more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector. She joined the Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity affiliate in 2009, where she served as Director of Development & Communication for five years. Her responsibilities included administering individual, corporate and foundation donations, special events, community outreach, and home sponsorships. In addition, Sue was responsible for directing all marketing efforts for both the affiliate and its retail store.
Prior to joining Habitat for Humanity, Sue worked for local organizations such as the University of Puget Sound, the Museum of Glass, Charles Wright Academy, and the Washington State History Museum. Over the years, Sue has also served on numerous non-profit boards, including Tacoma Goodwill Industries, The Rotary Club of Clover Park, and The Breast Cancer Resource Center.
“I am very excited to join FISH Food Banks of Pierce County. Beth Elliott and her team have built a solid organization that serves the community with compassion, dignity and respect. I am honored to have been asked to step in and take the organization to its next level.”
Sue credits her parents for inspiring her dedication to volunteerism and work in the non-profit sector. “I grew up in a household where giving back to your community was as important as having food on the table. Caring about others and putting that care into action makes a better and safer world.”
Sue has a B.A. degree in Communications from The University of Arizona and is a dedicated Wildcat basketball fan. Sue and her husband Bill, live in Lakewood with their three children.