Frontier Group was founded in 1996 to investigate issues that highlight the problems of abundance, with a focus on bridging the gaps between academia, advocacy, and citizen participation. As founding director, Susan created the platform for a team of analysts to make concrete and timely contributions to the national conversation. She spearheaded the development of the analytical approach that characterizes the organization's hundreds of reports, white papers, conference presentations, opinion editorials and journal articles, setting and maintaining the high standards of accuracy and integrity for which the organization is known. An expert editor and mentor, Susan works closely with analysts to stake out positions, hone messages and develop capacity.
Susan is a sought-after consultant to other organizations on messaging, strategic development, and staff recruitment and training.
Prior to starting Frontier Group, she was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Public Interest Network.
Susan lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and two children, where she is active in community leadership. She is also a singer/songwriter.