Susan strongly believes in the mission of Impact100 South Jersey. “I enjoy catching up with long-time friends and colleagues, many of whom I haven’t seen in quite a while. We have shared experiences and goals, but often live separate lives, and Impact100 allows us to reconnect. Plus, Impact100’s contributions are significant and meaningful to South Jersey non-profit organizations. It proves there is power in numbers,” said Susan. She is also very impressed by the young women who know how important it is to make a give back.
As a very prominent South Jersey community member, Susan’s accomplishments are numerous. She moved from her first job as an attorney to being the Mayor of Cherry Hill and served in the cabinet of three New Jersey governors. Susan was the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of NY/NJ. And, most recently, she was President/CEO of The Cooper Foundation. She is now semi-retired with her own consulting company, SBL Consulting LLC.
“I’ve been blessed to work with many dynamic people throughout my career, who have taught me so much. I also have had the opportunity to mentor many young women who have gone on to do great things — I love to follow their careers,” said Susan.
“When I consider my career, I think of the people I have met and the projects I have worked on with them — building the Cherry Hill Library, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, parks in Cherry Hill a long time ago and boards of many non-profit organizations” she added.
But despite all these fantastic accomplishments, she quickly admits the most joy in her life is her four grandchildren. One of Susan’s favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou, “Everything in the universe has a rhythm.” Everything in Susan’s universe seems to have perfect rhythm.