Suzanne Schlicht

Swift Communications
580 Mallory Way
Carson City, NV 89701

Suzanne Schlicht is publisher of Steamboat Pilot & Today, a daily newspaper owned by Swift Communications, located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Swift is a family-owned media company based in Carson City, Nevada. The company owns newspaper and magazine brands across six states including California, Colorado, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas and Utah. Schlicht has enjoyed a long career with Steamboat Pilot & Today. She joined the organization in 1991, shortly after its free daily newspaper, Steamboat Today, had been launched.

Schlicht earned her Bachelor of Journalism from University of Nebraska. In addition to serving the board of the Local Media Foundation, Schlicht is board member for Wick Communications, based in Sierra Vista, Arizona. At home, Schlicht is a board member of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and served as president of the organization in 1998/99. Schlicht has been a member of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs for 24 years. She was named Rotarian of the Year in 2007 and served as president of the club in 2010.

Schlicht is a past president of Colorado Press Association (2003) and was named Colorado Newspaper Person of the Year in 2006 by the organization.

Schlicht has participated in three LMF Innovation Missions in the past (2011, 2012 and 2104), visiting such companies as Google, Facebook, Word Press, Twitter, PayPal, New York Times and Washington Post.

Schlicht is mom to two children, Allison (15) and David (11). She enjoys trail running, horse riding, biking and skiing behind her lightening fast children at the Steamboat ski area.