Susan Lovenburg is Chief Operating Officer for CA FWD. Through the California Economic Summit, Susan brings together leaders from across the state to create a roadmap to shared prosperity – one developed by private, public, and civic champions from the state’s diverse regions with the goal of expanding opportunity for all Californians.
Previously, as local government outreach coordinator and then as Sacramento region partnership coordinator for California Forward, she worked to develop strategic collaboration and outreach opportunities to expand the number and quality of California Forward’s partnerships and alliances.
Susan served from 2007 to 2016 as a trustee of the Davis Joint Unified School District and also served as delegate to the California School Boards Association. She is past president of the Davis School Board and the Yolo County School Boards Association. Together with city, county, school elected representatives and community members, she co-founded Saving California Communities to advocate for reform of state governance structures and the resources necessary to sustain healthy communities.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Library Science from Syracuse University. She is the mother of three daughters and is based in Davis. Susan serves as a court appointed special advocate to a Yolo County foster youth and is a member of California Women Lead.