Vice President of External & Community Affairs, Ingeborg
Susan oversees external relations and community engagement for economic initiatives, arts philanthropy, investment and executive leadership. Before joining Ingeborg, Susan helped launch the Heartland Summit, the flagship event of Heartland Forward, bringing together leaders from across the country to stimulate economic growth in the American Heartland.
She was appointed by Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders to serve as a member of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board of Arkansas. Susan chairs the board of Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas, which supports one of the largest U.S. health systems. She sits on the boards of The New School in Fayetteville and Heartland Action, a multi-pronged, multi-state initiative working to boost internet availability, speeds, adoption and participation.
Susan has over fifteen years of experience across the federal government and private sectors. She was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Security Council of the White House and U.S. Department of State. She coordinated the evacuation of U.S. citizens from Lebanon during its 2006 military crisis. She also served as a congressional aide to Majority Leader Dick Armey and Majority Whip Roy Blunt before joining the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign.
Susan earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Susan lives in Rogers, Arkansas with her husband, Nelson, and their two daughters.