Susan Siska

Susan is a retired corporate executive, having served for 20 years in a leadership role at a top-five pharmaceutical company. There, she led the 50-person team responsible for publishing and presenting results of the company’s clinical trials for the entire product portfolio, in medical journals and at scientific congresses. In her role, she served as subject matter expert for C-suite leadership on industry publishing standards and best practices, and as liaison for ethical publishing practices to the company’s medical directors around the world, traveling and presenting extensively in Europe, Asia, and South America.

She spent the first half of her career in Chicago’s non-profit community, serving as a communications and fundraising professional for prominent organizations such as the University of Illinois at Chicago, Brookfield Zoo, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the Alzheimer’s Association National Headquarters.

Susan also brings extensive non-profit board experience, having served for 15 years as a board member in the humane, social service, and professional association sectors.

Susan began dancing when she was five years old and developed a love for classical music as a ballet dancer and later, as founder and ten-year director of the classical ballet program at a south suburban dance studio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as an MBA. She and her husband Glenn are parents to fur kids Ivan and Otis (who have a combined canine weight of 190 pounds!). They have recently moved back to Naperville, where they built their forever home, and enjoy daily doses of nature and wildlife on their wooded property.