Susan is Elmore’s founder and sits as the team’s president and senior communications strategist. She is a trusted advisor and counselor with extensive experience connecting clients to their target audiences through innovative media relations, marketing campaigns, and strategic partnerships.
In her 30 years in business, Susan has served as a relevant thought leader and critical partner in presenting some of Houston’s most transformational projects—from conception to completion—to stakeholders and audiences locally and around the country. Susan has worked hand-in-glove with organizations responsible for the renaissance of downtown Houston, and under her leadership, her company has introduced some of Houston’s most significant and ambitious projects, including Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, and Bayou Greenways 2020.
Susan has cultivated a team with a specialized understanding of Houston’s arts, urban planning, commercial real estate, corporate, education, entertainment, and non-profit industries. Skilled in navigating complex relationships with consideration and tact, she has the trust of city, county, and for-profit and non-profit CEOs, and she is an expert in working collaboratively with various publics.
Her strategic counsel is sought by corporate leaders. She has provided internal, external, and crisis communications support to PACE/SFX/Clear Channel/Live Nation, one of the nation’s largest entertainment companies; corporate affairs, community relations, and media training to Silver Eagle, the nation’s second largest independent beer distributor; strategic counsel to Brookfield Properties, a global real estate services company and the largest office property owner in Houston, among others.
Susan provides inspired leadership and training to her clients and employees. She counts “active listening” and “hiring the absolute best people” as her secret weapons in business. She is devoted to fostering a rewarding company culture, dedicating intentional time and resources to the professional development of her team.
Susan is a proud member of the American Leadership Forum (Class XXVI) and an alum of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In her free time, Susan enjoys travel, great food, and family.