Susan A. Willetts

Advisory Director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Susan A. Willetts

Susan A. Willetts

Advisory Director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Biography

Susan A. Willetts is on the board of Chicago Horticultural Society and Memorial University Medical Center and Member of The Economic Club of Chicago and Member of The Chicago Network. She received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Overview
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Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1955

Age

64

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

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

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Co-Founder at Catholic Investment Services, Inc.

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Director at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Director, Vice Chairman-Finance & Investment at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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President at Abbott Laboratories (Puerto Rico), Inc.

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Interim Chief Executive Officer at Memorial University Medical Center

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Managing Director at City Capital Advisors LLC

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Partner at Kurtis Productions

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Susan A. Willetts
Advisory Director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Education
Class of 1981

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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
Current

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.

Member
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.

Career History
Advisory Director
Current

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. engages in global investment banking, securities, and investment management, which provides financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing and Lending, and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment gives financial advisory services and help companies raise capital. The Institutional Client Services segment serves clients who come to buy and sell financial products, raise funding, and manage risk. The Investing and Lending segment includes investing and relationship lending activities; and making investment. The Investment Management segment involves in investment and wealth advisory services. The company was founded by Marcus Goldman in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Director
2014 - 2015

FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc. provides cardiac toxicity drug testing services. It manufactures fully functioning human cells in industrial quantities to precise specifications. The company was founded by Igor Slukvin, Timothy J. Kamp and Craig T. January in 2002 and is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Director
2015 - Current

Memorial University Medical Center owns and operates a hospital. It offers bariatrics, behavioral medicine, diabetes, emergency and trauma care, memorial mobile health, radiology and imaging, stroke care and surgical services. The company is headquartered in Savannah, GA.

Vice Chairman
Current

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world. The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. The 385-acre Garden features 26 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. HISTORY The Chicago Horticultural Society was founded in 1890. At its heart was the understanding that the city of Chicago was incorporated with the Latin words Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden." The Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows from its beginning. Information on the first show the new Society hosted is lost to history, but records archived at the Chicago Botanic Garden confirm the second show was held in the autumn of 1892 at the Regiment Armory, possibly at 1542 South Michigan Avenue, where a new armory opened in 1890. With two successful annual shows behind them, the Society next hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world’s fair in the autumn of 1893, at the newly built and just-opened Art Institute of Chicago. After a period of inactivity, the Chicago Horticultural Society was restarted in 1943. In 1962, modern history begins when the Society agreed to help create and manage a new public garden. With the groundbreaking for the Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. The mission encompasses three important components: collections, education, and research. In 2012, the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrated its 40th anniversary. In looking back over the Garden's growth since 1972, Garden staff, members, and visitors could appreciate the remarkable changes that had taken place. The 40th anniversary website included a timeline of significant events, historical photos, and opportunities for community members to share their experiences at the Garden

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000
2010

MIM celebrates music as a sustaining human gift and enriches world culture by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting a wide variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM also fosters appreciation of diverse cultures by showing that we all innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the universal language.

$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

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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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Sun Capital Partners, Inc., PAI Partners SAS, The Blackstone Group, 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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