As an executive and consultant in the U.S. and abroad for technology, financial, media companies and nonprofit organizations, Suzanne Thompson has served large corporations such as Mobil as well as mid-sized and emerging media and telecommunications businesses. Her experience includes business planning, strategic communications, branding,marketing, advertising, new media development, investor relations, public relations and government and community affairs. Her industry focus spans cable, telephony, high-speed Internet/new media and interactive television plus financial services, energy and the environment.

At Bresnan Communications, as Vice President-Public Affairs, she developed an award-winning public affairs and marketing communications program. She helped Bresnan launch one of cable's first high-speed Internet services. Ms. Thompson led image development and corporate communications in the U.S. and abroad as Bresnan quintupled its size. When the company was acquired for $3.1 billion by Paul Allen's Charter Communications, she joined Portin Parker Consulting where she served as a senior management consultant to the firm's media, technology and Internet companies. Her work focused on marketing, business development and communications.

At Mobil, Ms. Thompson advanced through a series of positions including Assistant Manager of Investor Relations, Client Services Coordinator for Mobil's Chemical, R&D and Land Development companies and Manager of Employee Communications. She managed public affairs for Mobil Europe in London, and served as Planning Executive in Mobil Europe-London, helping to shape the company's business strategies and budget, as well as forecasting business, political and competitive trends.

Ms. Thompson founded and led environmental conservation organizations. Currently a member of the Board of Directors of Future Leaders Institute, a school in Harlem, and the Board of Managers of the West Side YMCA, she has served on boards of industry and other nonprofit organizations. A frequent speaker at cable industry meetings, she has won multiple awards from industry associations. She holds a BA in journalism/English from Southern Methodist University and completed graduate coursework in business administration (marketing) at Baruch College Graduate School of Business of the City University of New York (CUNY).