Susie Tompkins Buell

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"Susie Tompkins Buell was the founder and co-owner of the Esprit clothing company, which was known for its revolutionary fusion of corporate mission with social responsibility. The Esprit Foundation was created in 1990 and supported a variety of organizations in areas such as at-risk youth, AIDS awareness and direct care, women’s issues and the environment. "When Susie Tompkins Buell left Esprit de Corp in 1996, she took the Foundation with her and eventually renamed it the Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation." [1]

Her former husband is Doug Tompkins. She is presently married to Mark Buell.


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  1. Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation Susie Tompkins Buell, organizational web page, accessed May 2, 2012.