H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Suzanne H. Gilbert, MBA

Professional Positions

  • Member Board of Directors, Chair Audit Committee at VIA Motors, member of Compensation Committee and member of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Principal at SHG Consulting
  • Board of Trustees at Fielding Graduate University - Chaired the Budgeting, Finance & Audit Committee as well as Investment Committee and Information Technology Committee
  • Vice Chair, WW CFO at Initiative Media Worldwide
  • Executive Vice President, WW CFO at Lowe Group Worldwide
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Campbell-Ewald Worldwide
  • Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at Clinton E. Frank Advertising

Suzanne H. Gilbert has over 30 years of executive experience with several entities within the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), one of the world’s largest global advertising and marketing communications holding companies.  She held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Campbell-Ewald Worldwide for over 15 years. She was with the Lowe Group as Executive Vice President, CFO and retired as Vice Chairman-Worldwide CFO of Initiative Media.

In all organizations, she led the Finance, Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Administration and Facilities Management functions. Her experience ranges from small organizations with billings of $100 M and 100 employees to worldwide organizations employing 9000 employees in over 100 offices in 80 countries and billings exceeding $21B. 

Suzanne is a recognized leader in her industry as she was awarded Marquette University’s College of Business Professional Achievement Alumni Award in 2000 and named by Adweek as one of the Outstanding Financial Leaders in the US.

 

Education

MBA from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

B.S. in Business from Marquette University

 

Professional and Community Affiliations

Financial Executives International - member of Committee on Governance, Risk and Compliance; currently active in Chicago Chapter and served as President of its Detroit Chapter.

Board of Advisors for University of Detroit’s School of Business

Detroit Workforce Development Executive Board

American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) Insurance Company Board, and  AAAA’s Fiscal Control, Investment, and Audit Committees

      Suzanne Gilbert