As an expert in the areas of financial management, financial literacy training, governance, advisory board formation, and leadership coaching, Susan’s experience spans multiple industries including professional services, communications, direct marketing, financial services, human resources and nonprofit.
Susan has hands-on leadership experience as a co-founder of two organizations and as a member of the senior management team of others. With her broad network of business contacts, she can also provide complimentary professional referrals for issues outside her areas of expertise.
A popular speaker and panelist at venues including the Women in the Boardroom, MassChallenge, Babson College’s Entrepreneurial Forum, MIT Enterprise Forum, Bentley University, and Northeastern University, Susan has been published in The Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech, and other professional publications. She has published the Advisory Board Kit: A Comprehensive Guide to Establishing an Advisory Board.
Education • With an MS in Taxation from Bentley University, a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Northeastern University, Susan holds a CPA certificate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To build upon her existing skills as a management consultant, she completed coaches training through both the Arbinger Institute and the Coaches Training Institute.
Community Service • Susan is a co-founder of the South Shore Women’s Business Network and the Center for Women & Enterprise. She served as a Business Volunteer for the Arts through the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston and on the Board of Directors, where she chaired the committee planning the merger with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. In the late 1990s she led a group of dedicated volunteers in securing the funding to build the Town of Duxbury’s first stand-alone senior center.
Susan serves on the Advisory Boards of Bentley University’s Micro-Finance Initiative and The Marble Collection, and the Nonprofit Board Committee of The Boston Club where she is chairing the 2013 Community Salute.
Awards • Susan is a recipient of The President’s Call to Service Award, which recognizes individuals with 4,000 hours or more of lifetime community service. She is also a recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Advocate award for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the South Shore Women’s Business Network’s “Women Mean Business Award.”