Susan Winer

Chief Operating Officer

Susan is a co-founder of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., and is Chief Operating Officer for the firm. She brings a unique skillset resulting from her almost 25 years of work with established non-profits and family-owned businesses. This deep experience ensures the integration of best practices in philanthropy in the family business and institutional services side of the firm’s service offerings. In addition to select client services, Susan has helped to shape the strategic and operational side of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. as well as its market and communications presence.

Prior to launching Strategic Philanthropy Ltd., Susan was president of Stratenomics, Inc., which she founded in 1985 to help closely held and family owned businesses find solutions to market and operating challenges and ensure stable and manageable growth. Earlier in her career she was Vice President of the Chicago Board of Trade, the first woman in a senior position at the Exchange, and before that she served as Assistant Midwest Bureau Chief for McGraw-Hill Publications where she oversaw 44 magazines in an eight state region.

Susan is a prolific writer. The publications for which she has authored or co-authored articles include: PAM (Private Asset Management), Alliance, Family Business, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), Family Office Review and Desert Charities. She has served on the faculty of the Institute for Preparing Heirs and has been a presenter at numerous workshops and conferences. Susan has a B.A. from Wayne State University, attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and successfully completed the mediation program at the Center for Mediation Law in California. She is a member of The Family Firm Institute (FFI), The Association for Strategic Planning and the Purposeful Planning Institute.

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