Program Manager

Susan Gibson is a seasoned consultant, entrepreneur, corporate leader, and higher education practitioner.

As Assistant Director for the School of Business, Susan supports the Business & Organization Leadership Development Programs, guides the CEO Student Ambassador Cabinet, and teaches business courses for the Eastside Leadership Center and the Bothell Campus.

Directly working with 350+ companies and organizations nationwide, Susan has advised 750+ CEOs and senior executives, facilitated leadership development and management education for 7,500+ participants, designed and delivered enterprise wide learning and development programs and systems for 300,000+ participants, and spoken as a keynoter, seminar leader and conference facilitator across the US and North America, in Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.

An expert leader in Organizational Behavior and Development, Susan has chartered, managed and implemented 500+ Organizational Behavior, Organizational Assessment and Leadership/Management Development projects for corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, family-owned businesses, franchisors, international conglomerates, non-profit associations, and Fortune 100 companies representing multiple industries.

Her corporate career includes key leadership roles in Organizational Development for Nordstrom and Human Resources for Starbucks.

Susan’ s contributions to higher education includes tenured positions and chair appointments in the Arts & Humanities at Bellevue College, receipt of the National Endowment for the Humanities Outstanding Educator Award, recognition from the American Association of Women in the Community and Junior Colleges for professional development and leadership contributions, service as an adjunct graduate school faculty member and Executive in Residence for the Albers School of Business at Seattle University, and teaching appointments at the Foster School of Business with the University of Washington Seattle and the School of Business at the University of Washington Bothell.