Susan Schell

Susan Schell

Susan Schell has been employed in the CSU College of Business teaching graduate programs in leadership, human resources, managing in a global context, personal development for change, and communication and negotiation.

Susan is a past President of Citadel Advisory Group, an investment bank in Northern Colorado.  In this capacity, she worked successfully for six years on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in oil and gas.

For 18 years, Susan served as senior vice president of global human resources and quality for Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.; a high technology company with locations in the U.S., Europe and the Pacific Rim.  Working as a principal with the company through its great expansion and several public offerings, she was involved in the successful growth of AE from $2 million to $400 million.

She has served as a consultant and mediator to corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and school districts.  She has been on the advisory boards of three colleges in two universities and has served on numerous business advisory boards over the course of the last three decades.

As an award-winning executive, she is best known for her work in communication and cultural engineering. She has received award recognition from the American Electronics Association and the Society for Human Resource Management. She was featured in the June 2009 German magazine Business Spotlight for her lifetime achievements. She received the 2009 “Woman of Influence in Business” award.

Susan continues to be a frequent public speaker and has participated on numerous conference rosters.  She has also appeared in training videos and video documentaries, and more than120 of her management articles were published in Business World Magazine. She continues to provide executive coaching and management advisory services through her consulting practice, Business Acumen, LLC.

She is a past President of the Colorado Women’s Forum, an active member of the International Women’s Forum and a former member of the national Women President’s Organization. Her professional designations have included a real estate broker’s license, and Series 7, 66, and 79 Securities Licenses.  Susan received her M.B.A. from the University of Denver.


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