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Sue Ling Gin

Chairman & CEO, Flying Food Group Inc.

Board of Trustees


The Field Museum mourns the passing of longtime Trustee Sue Gin on September 26, 2014. She was founder and CEO of Flying Food Group, a Chicago based company that provides high quality culinary experiences for hundreds of thousands of airline passengers each day. She was also a generous humanitarian, dedicating her time and resources to institutions like the Chinese American Service League, DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center.

Sue Gin was elected a Field Museum Trustee in 1994 and remained an active, enthusiastic leader. Of her service as a Trustee, President and CEO Richard W. Lariviere, PhD, said, “We were privileged to have Sue Gin’s participation at The Field Museum. Her business experience and curiosity about the natural world and human cultures made her an exemplary board member.  We have lost a great Chicagoan and wonderful friend.”

At The Field Museum, Sue Gin was an early champion of high school internships and community-based conservation programs in Calumet. In recent years, she served as a leader in an effort to fund the institution’s major, new exhibition about Chinese culture and history. The Cyrus Tang Hall of China will open in June 2015. She also advised the Museum on new business ventures to secure critical operating support for research and public education. “The Field Museum family has lost a great leader,” continued Lariviere, “but her example and impact will live with us always.”

Trustees, staff and volunteers of The Field Museum offer their deepest condolences to the family of Sue Gin.