Contributor to Capital Institute Storytelling and creator of the Field Guide to Investing in Regenerative Economy initiative, Susan has worked in the world of both global capital markets and local economies. As a financial writer she covered the evolution of the global capital markets, derivatives, and risk management for a variety of institutional investment and corporate finance publications, produced white papers on international taxation issues and performance management for consulting firms, and worked as a currency analyst and on the strategic forex trading desk at MHT Bank. From 1997 to 2005 she published a National Newspaper Association award-winning community newspaper in White Plains, New York, where she championed local ownership and quality of life issues in a small city struggling to revitalize. As publisher she received the Business Ethics Award from the Rotary Club and Entrepreneur of the Year Award from New York State’s Small Business Development Center. Her combined experiences give her a unique perspective on the importance of focusing finance and investment on long-term, place-based business models. Susan holds a BA in English Literature from Reed College, and did graduate study with a concentration in finance in the MBA program at NYU’s Leonard Stern School of Business. She can be reached at