Susie Bishop began her position as the sole staff member for the District in October, 2012 bringing with her years of experience in agriculture, public governmental affairs and public communication.
Previously to taking this position Susie was the Business Development Manager for Atlanticblue/Blue Head Ranch, where she was instrumental in the successful adoption of a Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the protection of 50,000 acres of Blue Head Ranch. Prior to her role at Atlanticblue, Susie was the Business Development Manager for Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., and the Area Director for the Highlands County Division of United Way of Central Florida.
She has always enjoyed giving back to her native community and feels this position will enable her to continue that passion while helping to sustain agriculture production and conserving natural resources. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Warner University and is a recent graduate of the University of Florida Wedgworth Leadership Institute.
Susie and her husband of 40 years, Nick, reside in Sebring. Nick is a 4 th generation Dairy Farmer and Susie provides all the bookkeeping and environmental record keeping service to the family farm. They have two grown sons, Roland married to Marla & Drew married to Ashley. When not busy with the work of the District or the family dairy farm, Susie enjoys spending time with family in the outdoors, especially with grandchildren Hayden (10) & Landon (5) and Kate (2).