Ms. Bitter Smith serves as a member of the Authority in her capacity as President of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board. She was elected to the Board from Maricopa County for a six-year term in March 2007. Susan Bitter Smith, a Scottsdale resident, currently is the executive director of the Arizona Cable Telecommunications Association. She has both an undergraduate and graduate degree from Arizona State University and is a past president of the ASU Alumni Association. In addition, she serves as the honorary chair of the ASU MBA Alumni Association, past chair of the Walter Cronkite Foundation, a director of the Morrison Institute of Public Policy and the past chair treasurer of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition. Among her other awards and offices, Ms. Bitter Smith is a past president of the Arizona Society of Association Executives and received the AzSAE's Executive of the Year Award in 1988. She also is the past chairman of the American Society of Association Executives, and past chair of the ASAE Government Affairs Committee. Ms. Bitter Smith is a former Scottsdale City Council representative and former vice mayor of Scottsdale. An Arizona native, Ms. Bitter Smith is married and has two children.