As Food Network and Cooking Channel Senior Vice President Marketing & Brand Strategy, Susie has been a driving force in all aspects of messaging for both brands. Since joining the network in 2001, Susie has managed the evolution of Food Network’s brand, as well as driven the introduction of Cooking Channel’s emergence across all consumer-facing creative communication, including on- and off-air advertising, creative services, partnerships, publicity as well as digital marketing and defining the brands’ voices within the social media landscape. In addition, Susie has been integral in aligning support for key network initiatives among national and affiliate ad sales. She has also developed fully integrated marketing plans for new business and the brand extensions priorities, ultimately helping to drive the prime-time ratings within the core demographic to record highs. Susie continues to expand her role by working closely with the network’s talent on defining their individual brands and creating opportunities within the marketplace. Additionally, Susie is in her eighth year as a judge on Food Network Star.
During her free time, Susie enjoys cooking, exercising, shopping and reading, though what she enjoys most about working at Food Network is the passion everyone has for their job. Susie and her husband have two daughters, Isabel, 6, and Ingrid Lily, 4.