Suzanne Hunt is Co-Owner of Hunt Country Vineyards, her family's seventh generation farm and 40-year-old winery in the Finger Lakes. She is also Director, Policy for Generate Capital which finances, builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure projects in North America and Europe. From 2007-2021 Suzanne was a clean tech and climate policy consultant solving problems in energy, agriculture, and transportation.
Her firm HuntGreen LLC’s clients included a wide variety of private equity firms, government agencies, startups, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. She serves on the external Sustainability Council to the CEO and senior leadership of Bayer Corporation in Germany. She is an Associate at the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS) in Germany, a member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a member of the Agriculture and Forestry Advisory Panel to the NY Climate Action Council, and a member of the NY Clean Transportation Roadmap Expert Advisory Board.
She also serves as Chair of the Cornell AgriTech Advisory Council, a Board Trustee of the Seneca Park Zoo Society, Board Member of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, Energy Vision, and the Center for Earth Ethics. At the winery Suzanne has spearheaded a multitude of sustainability and climate resilience efforts – including energy efficiency, geothermal heating/cooling, solar PV, micro-wind, soil health, carbon sequestration, sustainable building materials, waste reduction, wildlife habitat, and advocacy.