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Susannah Shumate

Susannah Shumate, CFRE, is the former Director of Development at the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority. 


Prior to joining the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority, she was the Executive Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center. Prior to that, Susannah worked at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for six years, where she served as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. During her tenure at Second Harvest, Susannah’s responsibilities included advocacy, community relations, food drive management, food-raising events, fundraising, government relations, marketing, media relations, public relations, and volunteer program management.

Susannah holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration from Tennessee State University.

Susannah holds the credential of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).  She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), CABLE, and the Rotary Club of Nashville (Downtown).