Meet BCEDC’s Newest Board of Director Susan McDonald from CCI Consulting!
Susan is a Business Development Executive working with C-suite and Senior Executives at Fortune 1000, mid-size regional and high-growth private equity and venture capital firms to mitigate risks and optimize human capital contributions and ROI. Susan is fondly referred to as CCI’s “business athlete” with a unique & broad background which encompasses sales, operations, organizational development, retained executive search, career management coaching, branding and marketing, key account management as well as large scale project management.
Susan’s career launched with Prudential Insurance Company where she spent the first fourteen years with a myriad of roles managing the AARP national call center, training, claims, billing and eligibility as well as organizational development work in process redesign/re-engineering, incentive compensation pilot programs, performance management and leading large scale projects including a national reorganization.
“In expanding the board of directors and looking at business development opportunities it became apparent BCEDC needed an entrepreneurial component to the board. We reached out to one of our members from the Annual Dinner Committee and found the perfect candidate; Ms. Susan McDonald. Susan’s entrepreneurial experience, outside the box approach, finding solutions, and a vision for new opportunities qualified her to be the perfect addition to the Board supporting BCEDC’s future.”
— Bob Cormack, BCEDC’s Executive Director, about Susan McDonald’s appointment to the board.
After a hiatus and time spent raising her family, Susan re-entered the workforce and successfully launched “Castlerea Consulting LLC,” a woman-owned talent acquisition firm. Susan’s operations management and organizational development perspective and experience differentiated her approach and search practice from her competition. CCI engaged Susan and Castlerea Consulting LLC as a strategic partner firm and quickly moved to recruit Susan to join the CCI practice and assume a senior level role with the firm.
Susan received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from LaSalle University. Susan currently serves as a Board member of The Greater Valley Forge HR Association, and on the Advisory Board for LaSalle University’s Center for Entrepreneurship. Susan also currently serves on Saint Joseph’s University’s Managing Human Capital Program’s Advisory Board.
In 2015, Susan was featured on the front cover of LaSalle Magazine, www.lasalle.edu/magazine/story/susan-mcdonald.
We asked Susan why she was interested in BCEDC...
I welcome the privilege of joining the General Board of the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation and collaborating with a very impressive group of colleagues. I look forward to contributing to the mission and objectives of BCEDC and leveraging the operational, human capital management as well as business development insights and experience gained over the last 30+ years in large corporate, small business as well as entrepreneurial career paths. I am excited to be part of an organization focused on driving growth in my home county!