Susan Gordon joined St. Mary’s University in Spring 2018 as the Contreras Family Executive in Residence for Risk Management (EIR) — a newly created position endowed by a $2 million gift from Tom (B.B.A. ’88) and Leti (B.A. ’89) Contreras to boost the Finance and Risk Management program at St. Mary’s.

With more than 30 years of experience in corporate risk management and insurance, Gordon comes to St. Mary’s with expertise and professional connections that will be invaluable to St. Mary’s students.

Susan’s primary role as EIR is to create meaningful experiences for students through engaging them with RMI industry professionals, as well as assisting them with professional development to prepare them for interviews and their professional future.

The longer she’s at St. Mary’s, and the more people she meets, whether they’re students, faculty, professional staff or others, she’s most impressed by how positive and happy everyone seems to feel about being here. She’s also very impressed and pleased to see the close connection between faculty and students and the level of personal interest they have in students’ success, which is also supported by the University’s leadership and staff.

Susan received her BBA in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia. Throughout her career, she has been an active participant and leader in the Risk and Insurance Management Society, as well as a speaker/presenter at numerous risk and insurance association meetings and conferences.

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