Ellen Susman began her broadcast career at CBS. She was one of the original hosts of Philadelphia's KYW-TV Evening/PM Magazine, and had a successful career as a reporter and anchor.
Susman created a Speakers Bureau in Bermuda, which produced seminars and conferences for multi-national corporations. She created, produced and hosted "The Aspen Institute Television Show", which focused on leadership issues with high-profile people in industry and government. With The Executive Education Network (EXEN), Ellen moderated a series called "Experience Teaches", which featured guests like Bob Galvin and Warren Bennis in live 2-hour broadcasts with as many as 600 participants interacting in open-forum discussions.
Besides interviewing Fortune 500 CEOs for a variety of projects, Susman created and moderates a monthly, live conference on the Internet called Leaders Forum. This unique program has provided insight into the world of leadership development for three years to clients as diverse as Lands End, Protective Life Insurance and the Veterans Administration.
Susman's firm, The Spencer Connection, Inc. specializes in creating, moderating and facilitating programs and seminars for the corporate marketplace. Past clients include The Santa Fe Institute, Vistakon, Aspen Highlands, The Aspen Educational Research Foundation, the Eagles' Don Henley, The Bermuda Heritage Foundation, Project Lighthawk and many others.
Currently, Susman lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, noted trial attorney, Stephen Susman. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Student Conservation Association, the Alley Theatre, the Houston Grand Opera, Phoenix House of Texas, the Whitney Museum, and the Aspen Art Museum.