In her role at Purple, Susan helps craft and execute winning communications strategies for companies, brands and public affairs clients in the face of big challenges and opportunities. Susan is a battle-tested communications professional who arrived at Purple with more than eight years of political communications experience. In her most recent role, Susan served as the Communications Director for the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress where she managed their press shop and served as the primary spokeswoman for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee. Before that role, she served as a Press Secretary for Congressman Chris Pappas and as a Speechwriter for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos helping them defend frontline seats. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“One of the many things that makes Purple a special place to work is its supportive and collaborative culture that fosters curiosity and brings the best out of everyone that walks through the door.”
“To meet the demands of today’s consumers it is vital that businesses lead with purpose. It’s fascinating to get a peek into some of the world’s most recognizable brands and help them share their stories.”
“My first boss gave me the book ‘The Four Agreements’, which contained the principles she lived her life by. Those agreements were – be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best. Many years later trying to live by those rules, both personally and professionally, has never failed me.”