As founder and president of Epiphany, Susan’s career includes more than 20 years in the advertising industry. She has designed and strategized for brands including Coca-Cola, Marriott, Saab, L’Oreal, Mattel and the Girl Scouts. In 2012 she used her experience with big brands and complex sales chains to found Epiphany, a brand firm that focuses on helping manufacturers get specified more often.

A native of Buffalo, New York, and Pratt Institute graduate, Susan is also the founder of the design collaborative, Modern Richmond. Her work has been recognized in national award-winning competitions and collected by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She recently partnered with Artomatic to engage in the Dollar Redesign Project with an entry that was based on touch and material. Outside of work, Susan lives in a silver cube house high up in the trees of a very traditional Richmond, Virginia neighborhood. She believes anything can be solved with a good yoga class. And brilliant design.