Nancy Fritz joined the Shoe Kansas City board after convincing two important partners to join our annual drive: the Shawnee Mission School District and the National Education Association – Shawnee Mission. You might say she had the right contacts: she has been an educator in the Shawnee Mission School District since 1975 and is serving her fourth year as President of the NEA-Shawnee Mission.
Nancy grew up in the Kansas City area and has spent her 33-year career teaching in local preschools, elementary schools and high schools. She has been an active volunteer in NEA-Shawnee Mission for many years and a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary society of women educators. In 2009, Nancy also served on the Shawnee Mission School District’s Five Year Planning Committee, which developed the plan under which that district currently operates.
Nancy received her BA in Education from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, her Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University-Kansas City and her certification as a Library Media Specialist from the University of Missouri.
Susan Hintz Strobel joins Shoe Kansas City as a seasoned veteran of shoe drives – just one of the types of service projects she managed during more than 15 years as a youth program director and civic volunteer. Owner & principal of The Resolute Writer, Susan advises small businesses and nonprofit organizations as they address communication, business and management issues.
Susan spent 12 years in municipal and corporate finance with George K. Baum & Company, a regional investment bank. She then went to work for one of her clients, serving as Vice President, Finance & Administration, of Syntro Corporation, a public company engaged in the commercialization of recombinant veterinary vaccines. She was part of the management team that guided Syntro’s sale to Mallinkrodt Group, Inc.
More recently, as a volunteer, Susan sat on the Capital Improvement Strategic Planning Committee of the Shawnee Mission School District and served as Campaign Manager for the successful candidate in a Shawnee Mission School Board at-large election. She co-organized 1st Lutheran Church’s “Applause for a Cause” benefit concert series and has acted as treasurer of four small nonprofit organizations. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, Durham, NC.