Susan A. Willetts

Advisory Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Susan A. Willetts

Susan A. Willetts

Advisory Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Biography

Ms. Willetts has been an advisory director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. since July 2011. Prior to July 2011 she was a partner. She joined the firm in the Investment Banking Division in 1989, was named managing director in 1996 and partner in 2002. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Willetts worked at Microdot for five years, most recently as treasurer, and at Northwest Industries for three years. She is on the board of the Chicago Botanic Garden, where she served as chair from 2009 to 2012. Ms. Willetts has been a member of the Economic Club of Chicago since 2004 and became a member of The Chicago Network in 2008. She served on the board of The Field Museum from 1998 to 2006. She earned a BA from Dartmouth in 1977 and an MBA from Northwestern University in 1981.

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Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1955

Age

66

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Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration & Chief Financial Officer at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Co-Head, Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Director at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Treasurer & Director at D and R Fund

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Chairman, Merchant Banking Division at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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Susan A. Willetts
Advisory Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1981

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

BA
Class of 1977

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

Memberships
Member
2008 - Current

The Chicago Network provides a forum to support and counsel for member careers and to raise awareness of professional, political and social issues faced by women. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
2004 - Prior

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
Advisory Director
1989 - ?

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Treasurer
Prior

Microdot, Inc. manufactures fastener. The company was founded on March 23, 1989 and is headquartered in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Professional
Prior
Boards & Committees
Director
2014 - 2015

FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc. engages in the provision of human cells used in drug discovery, toxicity testing, stem cell banking, and cell therapy development. It offers cardiac cells, neural cells. hematopoietic and other, and iPSC, services and reagents. The company was founded by James A. Thomson, Igor Slukvin, Timothy J. Kamp and Craig T. January in 2004 and is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $2,499
2017

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

$5,000
2010

Musical Instrument Museum is a nonprofit company headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, that operates museum. The firm was founded by Robert J. Ulrich.The company says this about itself: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.

$1,000 - $4,999
2007
Political Donations
$2,000
2004

Member-Development Commission at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

$2,000
2003

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Hanesbrands, Inc. purchases Maidenform Brands LLC

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Kimco Realty Corp., Cerberus Capital Management LP, Lubert Adler Management, Inc., AB Acquisition LLC purchase New Albertson's, Inc. from SuperValu, Inc.

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PAI Partners SAS, The Blackstone Group, Inc., Sun Capital Partners, Inc. purchase Sara Lee Corp. European Apparel Co. from The Hillshire Brands Co. resulting in a new company DIM Finance SAS

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