As President of Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation), a nonprofit changing lives, Susanne leads a team dedicated to making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier.
In 2005, Susanne took her decade of corporate law experience and her passion for animals and served as the Executive Director of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, where she transformed the open-admission SPCA into an award-winning, nationally recognized lifesaving model. Prior to that, Susanne held several positions at Capital One Financial Corporation and was an attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Brown & Wood.
Since joining Petco Love in 2013, Susanne's thought leadership in the animal welfare field has helped raise the bar and set a new standard for animal sheltering in our country. Industry-wide, she champions foster care and fights to celebrate and recognize those organizations that are the most productive and effective at saving lives, leading the Petco Love team to develop a new innovative model to ensure investments have the most lifesaving impact possible. She is also the Vice-Chair of HABRI's Board of Trustees (the Human Animal Bond Research Institute).
In 2016, Pet Age recognized Susanne as a "Women of Influence" for her contributions to the pet industry. Susanne holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Houston. She is based in Petco's San Antonio Support Center where she shares her hill country home with her pack of dogs and various foster pets.