Women’s History Month Feature: Susan Adzick

In honor of Women’s History Month and the Chamber’s Women’s Forum, the Colorado Chamber is recognizing women business leaders, executives, and job creators who are core to our local Colorado communities. Each of the women featured in the month of March are panelists for the Colorado Chamber’s Women’s Forum happening on March 14.

Today’s feature is Susan Adzick with McLane Company

Susan Adzick is president of McLane’s restaurant division, one of the largest systems distribution companies in the United States. As the head of McLane’s restaurant division since July 2020, Adzick oversees operations at 47 distribution centers nationwide, facilitating the delivery of over 13 billion pounds of goods to more than 34,000 Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), fast-casual and casual dining establishments, which include several leading chains in the industry.

Bringing a wealth of experience in foodservice and supply chain leadership, chemical manufacturing and executive management, Adzick has been a key member of the McLane team since 2002. Prior to assuming her role as president, she held various leadership positions within the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, senior vice president of sales and strategic relationships, and vice president of sales and marketing.

Actively engaged in the foodservice industry, Adzick currently serves on the executive committee of the International Foodservice Distributors Association board of directors. In the past, she has made significant contributions by serving as the chair and a board member of trustees for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Adzick has also served as a director emeritus for the National Restaurant Association board of directors and has been actively engaged with the Women’s Foodservice Forum board of directors, where she held the role of chair.

Before joining McLane, Adzick was regional vice president of operations for PepsiCo Food Systems. She also gained valuable experience in the chemical manufacturing sector, working with Occidental Chemical Company, Rhône-Poulenc, and DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Adzick holds a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Connect with Susan Adzick on LinkedIn.