As Executive Director, a position she has held since 2013, Susan has overall responsibility for leadership, planning and management of Wallin Education Partners.

Under her direction, Wallin Education Partners has more than doubled the number of students who receive support. She is a passionate supporter of equal access to educational attainment and service to community.

Prior to joining Wallin Education Partners, Susan was an organizational effectiveness consultant working with clients in all sectors to improve performance. Most recently she managed the work of the Twin Cities Hunger Initiative, a collaboration of organizations with a common mission to eliminate hunger in Minnesota.

Susan began her career as Director of Enrollment Planning at Saint John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict. She was Director of Marketing for Ernst & Young/Twin Cities, a Principal at Manchester Companies, and served as  President of Children’s HeartLink. Susan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Doctorate in Education.