Susan is a Partner in the New York City office with more than thirty years of experience serving as a senior director in trust, wealth management and family office advisory firms, and as a personal fiduciary advisor to individuals and families. She helps large families and family offices evaluate and establish Private Trust Companies (PTCs) and develops family office governance and operating structures, including fiduciary policies and procedures.
Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Susan was the Director of Fiduciary and Senior Wealth Advisor at EMM Wealth, a fifty-year-old multi-family office serving high-net-worth individuals and families throughout the country.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Accounting from Barry University in Miami, Florida, and completed a three-year program at the ABA National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She holds the Certified Trust Financial Advisor designation.
Susan serves on the faculty of the Trust School for the New York Bankers Association and is also a member of the teaching faculty for both the ABA National and Graduate Trust School at Emory University and NYCFEC. Susan is a member of the New York Estate Planning Council and New York Society of CPAs. She has also served as President of the Board of Trustees for the May Mitchell Royal Foundation, where she directed foundation operation and succession.
Susan is a frequent author and lecturer on complex fiduciary matters and has been published in publications including Trusts & Estates magazine. Many of her articles, such as Understanding the Risks and Responsibilities of Serving as Trustee, Converting a Family Office to a Private Trust Company, and Avoiding Family Feuds, are frequently referenced by other professionals.