Susan Havran Carter is a marketing professional with over 30 years of experience in market research. Since 1981, Susan has served as principal of Susan Carter Focus Research, focusing on consumer package goods research for more than 30 Fortune 500 companies. Susan is a member of Epsilon Eta Chapter - Texas Christian University (TCU), and previously served on the Membership Committee for Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity and on the A-Team for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. She wears the Arc of Epsilon Pi with Diamond. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music Education) from TCU and a Master of Arts (English Literature) from Western Connecticut University. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Connecticut, and have a daughter, son and three grandchildren.
"We are delighted to welcome Susan to the Foundation's Board of Trustees and look forward to the professional marketing talents and expertise she brings to the organization, especially in light of the Foundation's upcoming 50th Anniversary," noted Julie Waitman Cretin, Executive Director.
Susan joins Foundation President Benita Wilson Dick, Epsilon Delta - University of Texas, Austin; and Foundation Treasurer Patricia Tulley Riddiford, Beta Iota - Eastern Illinois University, who were re-elected to two year terms. Other members of the Board of Trustees include Vice President Debbie Douglass Roth, Omega - Akron University; Secretary Peggy Kuebler Field, Alpha Beta - University of Michigan; Deborah Schmidt Eschenbacher, Zeta - Ohio University; and Jackie Brannon Stutts, Gamma Delta - Auburn University.
As the Foundation welcomes Susan to the Board of Trustees, Gail Calkins Duree concludes her service to the Foundation. "It is with sincere gratitude the Foundation thanks Gail for her six years of service. Gail provided invaluable leadership as Investment Committee Chair during the tumultuous recession, and moved the Foundation forward with her service on numerous other committees including Finance, SIS Grant, Continuing Education Grant and the Personnel Committee," noted Cretin.
The Foundation Board of Trustees looks forward to continued growth and success as it prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.