Sue Ritter is the Development Director for Knife Rights and the Knife Rights Foundation, America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization; leading the fight to Rewrite Knife Law in America™ and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans™. Knife Rights efforts have resulted in 33 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 23 states and over 100 cities and towns since 2010 as well as numerous court victories.
Sue has over 40 years of management experience as a Development, Operational and Marketing professional including regulatory compliance, financial management and strategic planning. These skills have been applied while in retail, site development and medical practice businesses and for local, regional, and national non-profits.
Early in her professional career she was chosen by the CEO of Dress Barn to represent the company when he took the company public. She worked with investment groups, financial analysts, stockbrokers, and others from Wall street because of her outstanding presentation skills and exceptional understanding of the corporation’s operations/competitive edge within its retail sector.
In 1987 Sue left retail and started her own embroidered and screen-printed apparel company. She manufactured apparel for NCAA Division I universities, NCAA Final Four, Adolph Coors & Company, Arizona Diamondbacks, Copper Bowl, Rose Bowl and Phoenix Suns. Other clients included Taco Bell, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Phelps Dodge, Macys, Arizona Highways Magazine, Rivertown Trading (Wireless and Signal Catalogues) and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
After selling her company she went back into corporate business development and operations for Velocitel. In her position there she oversaw the development and construction of wireless telecommunication sites for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon nationwide.
Sue has also worked for English Dermatology where she was the Practice Liaison. She was the interface for the practice with referring providers, hospital networks and ACO’s. She also managed the Phoenix Suns & Mercury marketing partnership for the practice.
Sue is a member of the University of Arizona’s President Club, Republican Jewish Coalition, Hadassah, and the NRA Women’s Leadership Form Leadership Council.
Sue is married to Doug Ritter, Founder and Chairman of Knife Rights and the designer of his acclaimed RSK® line of knives and Doug Ritter Gear™.
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Our guest today is Sue Ritter. Sue is the Development Director for Knife Rights, America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization that is leading the fight to Rewrite Knife Law in America™ and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans™.
Knife Rights’ efforts have resulted in enacting 33 bills, repealing knife bans in 23 states and over 100 cities and towns, as well as numerous court victories.
Sue has over 40 years of management experience as a Development, Operational and Marketing professional including regulatory compliance, financial management and strategic planning.
1) What is Knife Rights?
2) Why do you say Knife Rights is the Second Front in Defense of the Second Amendment™?
3) Every home across globe has a drawer in their kitchen filled with sharp cutting tools. We train our children from the earliest age how to safely and responsibly interact with those tools. Yet, when it comes to guns people somehow don’t understand that the exact same education and familiarity can keep our children safe around ANY tool of self-defense. But considering that cultural stigma that has been attached to guns, what is different in your fight for the Second Amendment compared to fighting for firearms?
4) You will be one of our Speakers at the 2021 Rally to Celebrate and Protect our 2A Rights on Saturday, February 20th at the AZ State Capitol from 10:am – 2:pm. Why do you think these kinds of gatherings are important?
5) If you had one thing you wanted to impart to the 8 million brand new first time GUN owners across the US who have taken the important step in securing that tool of self-defense, what would it be?