Susan Grant brings her down-to-earth personality, values-driven strategy, and kindness to business and organizational leadership. She cuts through bureaucratic obstacles with focus, humor and collaboration.
Susan serves as a Senior Advisor to The Core Venture Studio. She recently left CNN, where she led the company's global digital and affiliate businesses as Executive Vice President of CNN News Services. During Grant’s tenure, CNN Digital became the Internet’s leading news destination globally across myriad online and mobile platforms. Her portfolio of businesses included CNN Digital, CNNMoney.com, CNN Newsource Sales, CNN ImageSource, the CNN Library, CNN Student News and CNN Business Operations. Under Grant’s leadership, CNN’s affiliate businesses built exceptional, sustainable collaborations with their broadcast, radio and licensing partners. She served as CNN's representative on the Board of Internet Broadcasting System from 2005 through its sale to Nexstar in 2014.
For her leadership in off-air management, the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation honored Grant with its First Amendment Service Award in 2008. In 2013, Grant received Womenetics' POW! Award, celebrating her for stirring the status quo and advancing their organizations with excellence in leadership. And Susan joined New Trier High School's "Hall of Honor" as a recipient of the school's 2013 Alumni Achievement Award.
Grant is an active community participant in her adopted Atlanta hometown, and currently serves as Vice Chair of Heifer International, a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth. She also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Morehouse School of Medicine; the Chairman of Agnes Scott College's Board of Visitors; and is on the board of directors for Leadership Atlanta, the oldest sustained community leadership program in the nation. She is a graduate of Vassar College.