Susan Witt is the Executive Director of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, which she co-founded in 1980 with Bob Swann. She has led the development of the Center’s publication, library, seminar, and other educational programs. She incorporated the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires in 1980 to create more affordable access to land for housing, farming, and small business development. In 2006 she co-founded BerkShares, and before that created and administered the SHARE micro-credit program, the precursor to BerkShares. A Rotarian since 1989, she was the first woman President of the Great Barrington Club. She lives and works on Community Land Trust land in Egremont.