2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN
Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer
Suzanne began her career at Accenture consulting for Fortune 100 companies. She joined Albertsons in 2001, leading the company’s Lean Six Sigma program – this first of its kind in the food and drug industry. In 2008 she became the Retail Practice Leader for the consulting firm SSA & Company, directing engagements with clients such as Kroger, Harris Teeter, Staples and Office Depot.
Suzanne joined the “new” Albertsons Companies in 2012, leading five major acquisitions/integrations that grew the company to the nation’s third largest food and drug retailer. In 2017 she was additionally given the assignment of delivering $500M in cost savings over a three-year timeframe. Suzanne became Group Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and ESG/Sustainability in 2020. She currently serves as Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer, responsible for driving both the company’s ESG strategy and the company’s multi-billion dollar Productivity agenda.
Suzanne graduated from Duke with honors (Trinity ’97). She serves on two non-profit boards, and is chair of Duke’s Career and Professional Development Committee for its Puget Sound Alumni chapter.
Wednesday, May 11th
9:00am - 10:30am
Welcome Day 1 & Mainstage Session 1 - From Global to Local: Fighting Food Waste Around the World
Welcome to the Summit! We'll start with a special Land Acknowledgment and then introduce you to all that the next two days have to offer.
How can we create a sustainable future through food waste reduction on a global, national, and local stage? Food waste is a systemwide and far-reaching problem that extends beyond the U.S. Featuring three fireside chats – on international food loss and waste protocols; U.S. food waste-related policy and strategy; and the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment regional initiative – this session will outline the progress being made around the world, and what new opportunities exist for collaborative action.