Susan began her career at Book-of-the-Month Club, where she directed each of the various club groups – Quality Paperback Book Club, the specialty book clubs, Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club and the Book-of-the-Month Club – over a twelve-year span. She then moved into trade publishing, joining HarperCollins in 1993, first as publishing director for HarperPerennial and then as publisher for HarperCollins. She joined the Perseus Book Group in 2005, as publisher of PublicAffairs, and became Group Publisher at Perseus in 2014. The Perseus imprints include: Avalon Travel – Rick Steve and Moon Travel Guides (Berkeley, CA), Basic Books (New York), Da Capo Press (Boston), Da Capo Lifelong (Boston), Nation Books (New York), PublicAffairs (New York), Seal Press (Berkeley and Boston) and Weinstein Books (New York). Perseus covers a wide range of distinctive, high quality non-fiction publishing.
Susan has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.