Sue joined iCivics as Chief Operating and Financial Officer in 2015.
Sue specializes in helping entrepreneurial, early stage organizations successfully grow. She has more than 20 years of experience building strategically focused, high performing, team-oriented cultures equipped to expand quickly. Across Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations and Programming, Sue builds scalable infrastructures that enable operational excellence and she helps teams reach their full potential in achieving organizational goals.
Prior to joining iCivics, Sue was the COO for Year Up, a social enterprise organization with a mission to close the opportunity divide by providing urban young adults skills, support and access to opportunity. Sue led the operations of Year Up from a single site, early stage organization to an award-winning national organization in 13 cities, with over 500 employees and a budget of over $70 million.
Earlier in her career, Sue was the COO at the Share Group. As a founding manager, she played an integral role growing this start-up into a $20 million industry leader in fundraising for national progressive non-profits. Sue has additional experience on political campaigns and in academia.
Sue’s passion for civic engagement started in grammar school, voting in mock presidential elections and working with her Dad on numerous political campaigns. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Colby College, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has spent her career in the social sector building organizations that increase engagement in improving our democracy.