Suzanne brings more than 25 years of experience in the areas of account management, business development, marketing and brand management to Power Presentations, Inc.
Suzanne began her career with JCPenney’s corporate marketing division. During her seventeen year tenure, she held various management positions within the marketing department. She was responsible for managing, coaching and mentoring multiple internal teams to develop national print and broadcast media. She worked with external agencies and vendors to promote brand awareness and increase sales.
Suzanne then transitioned to American Greetings as a retail specialist where she managed multiple high-profile clients and accounts to increase the sales of the greeting card division.
More recently Suzanne led a team of account executives as a project marketing manager at Geometry Global. She served as the direct client contact, managing multi-million dollar marketing budgets for clients including Juicy Juice, Nesquik and Skinny Cow. Suzanne served as liaison between clients and multiple agency divisions where impeccable organization and communication skills were required to manage multi-faceted projects. Suzanne merged these skills to develop and deliver persuasive presentations to clients, both face-to-face and virtually, to increase annual agency revenue.
Suzanne received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University with a major in advertising and communications. Suzanne resides in the Akron, Ohio area.
Three words that describe me
Organized, determined, artistic
I really wanted to major in Art History while in college. It combined my two favorite passions – art and history. Unfortunately, my very pragmatic father thought better of that idea. His logical argument for both options ran something along the lines of, “How many art museums do you think there are in the country and how many people do you think they are hiring?” He convinced me that advertising and marketing might satisfy my creative outlet yet allow me a greater range of employment opportunities. Although I wasn’t convinced at the time that he was right, he was paying the tuition bill, so I switched majors. It is not a decision I regret in any way. I’ve had a very varied, interesting and extremely fulfilling career.
Something unique about me
I love 80’s music and consider myself an 80’s music trivia queen. My specialty is the British Punk and New Wave scenes. Willing to take on all challengers!