Susan is the president and chief operating officer of aio, a diverse family of companies, dedicated to living and promoting the unique values of Hawaii, its culture and its people. In addition, the aio Foundation is a nonprofit whose goal is to make Hawaii a better place, through programs that help young people become self-sustaining, community-minded individuals.
Prior to aio, Susan was part of the Verizon Hawaii leadership team and has also served as a strategic advisor for telecommunications companies in the Pacific.
Susan’s current board service includes HPM Building Supply, U.S.-Japan Council, Blood Bank of Hawaii, Hawaii Bowl Executive Committee, Diamond Head Theatre, Island Pacific Academy and UH Shidler College of Business Advisory Council.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Hawai‘i.