Susan’s decades of experience helping small and family-owned businesses successfully navigate economic, market and financial challenges has served Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. in good stead. A co-founder of the firm, she has helped to shape the strategic and operational side of the business as well as its market and communications presence.
Prior to assuming a full time role at Strategic Philanthropy Ltd., Susan was president of: Stratenomics, Inc., which she founded in 1985 to help closely held and family owned businesses find solutions to market and operating challenges and ensure stable and manageable growth. Earlier in her career she was Vice President of the Chicago Board of Trade, the first woman in a senior position at the Exchange and before that she served as Assistant Midwest Bureau Chief for McGraw-Hill Publications where she oversaw 44 magazines in an eight state region.
Susan is a prolific writer. The publications for which she has authored or co-authored articles include: PAM (Private Asset Management), Alliance, Family Business, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Journal of Practical Estate Planning and Journal of Accountancy.
Susan has a B.A. from Wayne State University, attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and successfully completed the mediation program at the Center for Mediation Law in California. She is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, The Family Firm Institute (FFI), and the Association for Strategic Planning.