Sue Prichard has lived in Eugene, Oregon since 1968. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon. After a brief career as an elementary school teacher, Sue was a top producing residential real estate broker. In 1988, Sue and a business partner established Prichard & Evans, Inc., a highly successful boutique commercial real estate firm specializing in the sales and leasing of office, retail and industrial properties. Sue was the first female owner of a commercial real estate company in Eugene-Springfield.
She has had a high profile in both civic and non-profit work, serving on numerous boards and committees over the past 40 years. Her volunteer focus has been on children and families, as well as civic and urban planning. She is the recipient of several awards, including Lane County Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Alumni Award, the Mayor’s Outstanding Citizen Award and the White Rose Award.
Sue is a seamstress, an ukulele player, a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who also happens to have severe hearing loss. Her own path in discovering how to manage life with hearing loss has led to additional volunteer work to help people with hearing loss to hear better in all aspects of their lives – both in public venues and in their daily private lives. Sue’s special interest, after her own experiences, is advocating for hearing loops, both installed and portable.