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Susan N. Dorsey

Senior Vice President - Finance, Administration & Impact Investing  |  (303) 722-1881

Sue Dorsey joined the Foundation in 2016. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, international development and finance. Sue is responsible for all financial management, accounting, investment management, human resources, reporting, compliance, and impact investing activities at the Foundation. Prior to coming to Gates, Sue served for seven years as the Chief Financial Officer for Water for People. Water for People is an NGO focused on sustainable, market-based solutions to global water and sanitation challenges. Prior to joining Water for People, Sue spent 12 years as the Executive Director of Friendship Bridge, a microfinance and education organization operating in Vietnam and Guatemala. Sue served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Costa Rica from 1990-92, working in small business development. Prior to the Peace Corps, Sue worked for several years in banking and finance with the First National Bank of Maryland. Sue was an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School for International Studies from 2007 to 2016. She has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from the University of Vermont. Sue serves on the Board of Humentum (formerly InsideNGO) and the Colorado News Conservancy. She also currently serves as President-elect for Mountain Area Land Trust in Evergreen and Treasurer for Bridges to Prosperity.

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