|Susan Mahe Switzer is a writer and corporate communication counselor with a good-humored style and experience in a broad range of disciplines. She currently serves on the Governors Council for Film and Media Industries of New Mexico, and her book, Internal Audit Reports Post Sarbanes-Oxley: A Guide to Process-Driven Reporting has just been published by John Wiley & Sons.
Her teaching career began when she lived in Germany and taught for the US Army. Susan has since become a training innovator who believes that the optimum way to learn anything is within a context of positive energy and active participation. An adept translator of high tech into plain English, she specializes in working with multinational corporations and has designed and conducted communication courses for clients such as: AT&T, Audits & Surveys Worldwide, General Electric Capital Corp., McDonnell Douglas, United Van Lines, Schlumberger, and the State of New Mexico.
A former Communications Director with KPMG, she was a member of their Executive Education faculty and wrote and produced a radio series for CBS called “Taking Account.” She also served as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Press Director for the Santa Fe Opera and has consulted for numerous performing arts organizations in the U.S.
More recently, she wrote and produced two TV shows for the San Diego Cable Commission and produced five public hearings for the Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond – including a video featuring Neil Armstrong. She has appeared in the films, North Country and Around the Bend; the TV series, Wildfire; several stage productions; and award-winning commercials.
Susan has a B.A. in English Literature from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, with a minor in Music; and an M. A. in Space Systems Management from Webster University, Colorado Springs, with an emphasis on Human Resource Development. She also studied Contemporary Documentary Film at the University of New Mexico.