President & Chief Operating Officer
Suzanne serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for Northland, overseeing the day-to-day management of all aspects of Northland's operations and leading certain strategic initiatives. During her tenure as COO, Suzanne has focused on best practices, diversity and inclusion, technology initiatives, operating efficiencies, and creating a more employee-focused company culture. Suzanne joined the company in 2004 and served as Northland's General Counsel for twelve years before becoming COO. While General Counsel, Suzanne had oversight of all company legal matters, including all real estate transactions, financings, fund formation, investor matters, compliance, and litigation. Before joining Northland in 2004, Suzanne was a partner at the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, in Boston, MA. Previously, she was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York City.
Suzanne holds a BS from Ithaca College, magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo School of Law, summa cum laude. She serves on the Board and as a member of the Finance Committee of YW Boston, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is eliminating racism and empowering women, and she is also a member of the Dream Big! National Advisory Board, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower girls and young women through sports and physical activities. She also serves on the Syracuse University Boston Regional Council. Suzanne lives in Lexington with her spouse, Kat, and their two children.