The College Park City-University Partnership (The Partnership) has recently announced the appointment of Susan Hartmann as CPCUP’s new Executive Director, beginning February 2023.

Ms. Hartman will succeed the former Executive Director, Mr. Eric Olson, who has recently started his term as the District 2 County Councilman.

Ms. Hartmann is a cross-sector specialist with 16 years of experience in urban planning, local economic development, multi-agency partnerships, public engagement, and neighborhood revitalization. She has technical experience in strategic and long-range planning, commercial revitalization, public sector consulting, public engagement, facilitation and program management.

Most recently, she was a Senior Program Director with Enterprise Advisors, the mission-driven consulting division of Enterprise Community Partners. With Advisors, she led efforts to strengthen cross-sector collective impact collaboratives to achieve equitable education, housing and neighborhood outcomes for students and families in communities across the country.

She also developed an assessment and strategic planning approach for cities recovering equitably from the COVID-19 pandemic and provided technical assistance to cities and states facing challenges related to economic decline, affordable housing and neighborhood disinvestment.

Ms. Hartmann is the former Economic Development Director at the City of New Carrollton, MD and community planning lead at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Prince George’s County. Prior to returning to Maryland in 2013, she spent many years living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was a public school teacher and public sector consultant with urban economic, planning and design firms.

Susan received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Smith College and a Masters in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

More can be found on CPCUP’s website here.