Counselors to America's Small Business
I have 40 years of experience as an educator, developer, manager, leader and coach. Utilizing many years of IT and HR Management experience to help organizations to review, and adjust their organizational cultures with a focus on the development of the individual as a baseline for long term organizational success.
Establishing organizations whose mission included focus on continuous improvement of the resources, adaptability,
 Wharton Business School. Philadelphia
Securities Industry Institute Executive Development Program. Year 1, 2, 3
Master of Science degree, Secondary Education
Master of Public Administration -Governor State University, (5/2012) Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, University of Phoenix. (9/2007). Certification in Public Management (4-2010)
Susan Fort is in charge of training and continuing education at a national nonprofit association that leverages the talents of skilled volunteers around the country.
Some of Susan's key nonprofit experience includes:
Susan’s experience includes nonprofit staff and board leadership roles. As a volunteer, she founded and started a nonprofit. Her career commitment to mission-driven organizations began with a year of national service with AmeriCorps VISTA. She has significant adult learning expertise and creates toolkits and training materials, delivers educational programs, and designs multi-day learning experiences.
Susan has expertise in critical areas of nonprofit management: board development and governance, change management, coaching, executive transition management and succession planning, nonprofit standards of excellence, organizational development, best practices in recruitment and training, R&D and launch of new initiatives, strategic planning, team building, and volunteer management.
In fact, Susan is a volunteer management authority who has:
<p> Susan has her MEd from Cambridge College and a BA from Guilford College in French and International Studies.</p>
43 years in financial services industry: 10-years self-employed John Hancock Agent; 18-years W-2 employee in family-owned Property-Casualty Agency; 15-years owner regional financial planning business for business owners, individuals/couples (w/ spouse, 1PT employee to 7). Licenses: life, health, P&C, series 7 & 66, RIAA. USAF/Vietnam Vet (1968-1972). Co-founder WA state Make-A-Wish® (1986-1996); National Board Member Make-A-Wish® of America (1988-1994). Charter Member Tacoma North Rotary (1986-present). Franciscan Hospice volunteer (2013-present).
BA, English, Ohio Wesleyan University. Professional designations CLU, ChFC.