Suzanne Scharer is Senior Manager of Transformation at Newell Brands in Chicago, Illinois. Previously, she was Engagement Manager in Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations practice. Since graduating with her MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in 2013, Suzanne has led several large, strategic transformations for Consumer Products & Retail companies across the globe. She is a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. As a student, she was involved in Undergraduate Student Government, Sphinx Senior Honorary, and Alpha Chi Omega. She was elected Student Body President & served from 2005-2006. On the 3rd floor of the Ohio Union, you'll find the "Suzanne M Scharer Room" that overlooks the South Oval & provides meeting space for students, faculty, & staff.
Suzanne has been on the Advisory Board since 2013. She enjoys interacting with current students, particularly discussing leadership philosophies and professional and educational opportunities post-graduation. She describes her interactions with students as "two-way mentoring." Working with BLF helps Suzanne better understand the unique experiences Ohio State students are having today. She stays well connected to the alumni, particularly those living in Chicago.
She believes that with the real-world experience & relevant leadership programming, BLF compliments students’ in-class learning heightening their overall collegiate experience. She reflects on how she's witnessed the students grow & develop first-hand throughout the comprehensive 2-year program.