Susan has served for 18 years on the boards of a variety of organizations in West Marin, California. Her work has been recognized for building community by the Marin Community Foundation. She is also the Founder and CEO of Alphabet Soup, the parent-child learning and relationship building program that makes global connections through cooking, art and gardening activities.
Prior to serving the nonprofit world, Susan worked 17 years in the corporate world. She began her career at the Smithsonian, the Cooper Hewitt and I.M. Pei & Partners. During her 10 years at Ogilvy & Mather Promotions in New York she was an intrapreneur Trained as both a creative director and account manager, she successfully started up new profit centers for Ogilvy while serving as Senior Vice President and Creative Director.