About Suzy Bennitt
Suzy Bennitt is former president of Friendship Force International, a cultural exchange organization that promotes global goodwill through personal friendships in over 60 countries. For the majority of her career, Suzy organized and led international journeys including a two-year humanitarian relief effort throughout the former Soviet Union, while she was based in Moscow, Russia. The organization was consequently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for its groundbreaking, peace-making initiatives.
Ms. Bennitt holds a B.S. in Political Science, M.A. in Counseling Psychology and was awarded the International Fellowship scholarship by American University, Washington, D.C. In her early career, Suzy served as Executive-Administrative Affairs Manager, The Yosemite Conservancy, Administrative Manager, World Without War Council, paralegal specializing in civil litigation and corporate transactions, and mental health crisis specialist. More recently, Suzy and her husband, Bob Bennitt, founded Pink Moment Press, a boutique publishing house that focuses on the lives of extraordinary human beings and themes of loving-kindness.
Suzy’s lifelong devotion to fostering kindness toward animals has been expressed through numerous philanthropic and volunteer associations. She has served on the National Council for the Humane Society of the US, Board of Lifeline for Pets, supported fundraising, adoption and spay-neuter programs with Fix Our Ferals, Humane Society of Marin County, and Humane Society of Pasadena, CA. She has served on the Yosemite Conservancy’s Council of Directors since 2004. Suzy is currently writing a fantasy-adventure novel with a kindness toward animals’ theme.