Sue Schneider


Sue Schneider is the chief executive officer of Spartanburg Water, overseeing a public water and wastewater utility that provides retail and wholesale services to about 200,000 residents in northwest South Carolina. Spartanburg Water serves residential customers in the city, as well as in Pacolet, Cowpens and Landrum and has wholesale customers in three counties. The company also has a retail ice operation.

Sue, a 2010 graduate of Leadership South Carolina, holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Wake Forest University. Sue previously worked as a manager at Westinghouse locations in Ohio and New York.

Sue’s extensive community involvement includes serving as board chairman of the United Way of the Piedmont and service on the board of the United Way Association of South Carolina. In addition to other activities, she is a past chair of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board of the Urban League of the Upstate.