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Crum Named ISU Extension Director of Planning and Budget


AMES, Iowa -- Sue Crum has been named director of planning and budget for Iowa State University Extension. She began the position March 1.

Crum has served as ISU Extension’s interim director of planning and budget since previous director Laurie Gustafson left the position in 2009.

Jack Payne, vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach, said, “Ms. Crum brings to the position her wide-ranging experience as a senior level executive with progressive and comprehensive business acumen and expertise in finance, strategic planning, alliance development and resource management. We’re glad to have her as part of the ISU Extension leadership team.”

Crum has held positions with Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.; Crayne, Parkinson and Associates; and Coopers and Lybrand. She also has been self-employed as a consultant, business adviser and leadership coach.

Crum received her bachelor’s degree with business and accounting emphasis from Indiana University and participated in the Harvard Executive Education program. In addition, she is a certified public accountant.


Contacts :

Jack Payne, Vice President, ISU Extension and Outreach, (515) 294-4603, jpayne@iastate.edu

Mark Settle, Director, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9530, msettle@iastate.edu