Susi Acord first became part of the Rural Action family in 2008 serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member with our Sustainable Forestry Program. After completing a year-long term in a volunteer capacity she officially joined Rural Action as a staff member in 2009 and served as our sustainable forestry program administrator working in the areas of managed forest carbon offsets, green and regionally oriented (GRO) wood products, and landowner education including non-timber forest products and oil and gas lease education.
In June of 2014, she moved into her current position as Rural Action’s Media and Communications Manager. In this role, Susi oversees the implementation of Rural Action’s communication plan and adherence of standards across the organization. Susi also works with all of Rural Action’s programs to provide clear and consistent messaging about Rural Action’s work.
Prior to her work with Rural Action, Susi was a store trainer and educator for Whole Foods Market from 2003-2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and lives in Vinton County.