Susan Decker serves as the Master of Leadership Development Director at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, working with financial, non-profit and organizational professionals in their educational journey of developing and expanding their leadership skills. She is also a senior governance consultant with BoardSource based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors.
She has over 20 years of nonprofit management and leadership experience, currently working with nonprofit organizations on board development, fundraising, and strategic planning. For over ten years, Susan worked with two of the most recognized public charities; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In her role at Komen, she served as the National Director of the Affiliate Network where she was responsible for the governance training and compliance for over 100 local governing boards. She additionally served as the National Director of the Race for the Cure, the world’s largest 5K run/walk series, with fundraising oversight for the Affiliate field. At St. Jude, she served as Executive Director of Field Operations, with fundraising responsibility and oversight of $150 million and a staff of over 300. She has worked with client organizations which have a diversity of mission, size, and geographic scope.
Susan currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee and Vice-Chair of a Foundation board.
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