Susan Nielsen leads the day-to-day operations for the College Success Foundation in eastern Washington which includes Spokane and Yakima. She was named Executive Director of CSF – Spokane in 2014.
Prior to joining CSF, Susan was a corporate and nonprofit consultant with Strategic Niche, a firm that specializes in fundraising, corporate communications, reputation management and media relations.
She received her bachelor of arts in communication from Washington State University and a master of science in interdisciplinary studies from Eastern Washington University.
She is active in the Spokane community as a volunteer and on the board of directors for Numerica Credit Union, Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross and is member of the Spokane Public Schools Public Affairs Advisory Committee, Greater Spokane Incorporated (K-12 Roundtable), Rotary South Club and Leadership Spokane.