SFMade’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Sue Sigler as its new CEO. Sigler brings decades of non-profit leadership experience with an impressive track record of scaling organizational impact, and a focus on equity.  She succeeds Kate Sofis who left the organization in June to become the Director of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development.


“The SFMade Board is delighted to welcome Sue Sigler as our new CEO. Sue brings a wealth of experience to SFMade which will help the organization to further its mission and deepen our impact as we expand our services across the region and provide economic opportunities for our diverse Bay Area communities,” said board chair, Rosemarie Ovian.


Sigler comes to the organization from her role as Executive Director of the California Association of Food Banks, a statewide organization with a mission to increase food access and end hunger in California. Prior to that, Sigler was the Executive Director of the Alameda Point Collaborative, a supportive housing community for formerly homeless families on the Alameda Naval Air Station.


Sigler holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University.


“SFMade’s branding and collaborative model of public, private, and manufacturing sector partnerships is not only innovative.  It’s also evolving with changing times and the demand for a larger footprint in the Bay Area.  I look forward to working with the many partners, manufacturers and talented Board and staff as SFMade continues to deliver high impact for current and future local, successful manufacturers and economies,” said Sue Sigler.


Sigler’s appointment concludes a search process conducted by Shaffer&Combs and she assumes the role as of December 1, 2021.