Suzanne H. Gilbert has over 30 years of executive experience with several entities within the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), one of the world’s largest global advertising and marketing communications holding companies. She held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Campbell-Ewald Worldwide for over 15 years. She was with the Lowe Group as Executive Vice President, CFO and retired as Vice Chairman-Worldwide CFO of Initiative Media.
In all organizations, she led the Finance, Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Administration and Facilities Management functions. Her experience ranges from small organizations with billings of $100 M and 100 employees to worldwide organizations employing 9000 employees in over 100 offices in 80 countries and billings exceeding $21 B.
Currently, Suzanne serves on the board of VIA Motors, Inc (Audit Committee Chair; member of Compensation Committee and member of Nominating and Corporate Governance committee). She is a member of Financial Executives International, served as President of its Detroit chapter, and is currently active in its Chicago chapter. Previously she was on the Board of Trustees of Fielding Graduate University and chaired its Budgeting, Finance & Audit Committee as well as its Investment Committee and Information Technology Committee.
Among her various community activities, she served on the Board of Trustees for Fielding Graduate University, the Board of Advisors for University of Detroit’s School of Business, Detroit Workforce Development Executive Board, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) Insurance Company Board, and AAAA’s Fiscal Control, Investment, and Audit Committees. She was awarded Marquette University’s College of Business Professional Achievement Alumni Award in 2000 and was named by Adweek as one of the Outstanding Financial Leaders in the US.
Suzanne received her MBA from the University of Chicago and B.S. from Marquette University.