About Erin Lenhardt

Erin Lenhardt

Erin Lenhardt is a second year MBA Candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (expected 2015).  She co-founded Norm’s Farms, a superfruit start-up focused on commercializing the American elderberry, in 2011. She stepped down from her position as CEO in December of 2014 to focus on launching a full-time career in food and agriculture investing.

Erin works as an Investment Associate with SLoFIG (Sustainable Local Food Investment Group), an angel investment firm dedicated to supporting a local Chicago food system.  She is also a 2014 Kirchner Food Fellow, where she is working with the Kirchner Food Security Group and Fund the Food to use private capital as a way to address food security issues and drive positive change in our food systems.  She tweets daily for AgFunder.

Erin lives in downtown Chicago.   She spends her time writing, reading, networking, and cooking and eating real good food.  She believes in thinking big and has an adorable and delightful dog named Mo.


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