Susanne Lee

Research Interests:

  • Business Sustainability

Research Projects:

Resources:

Mitchell Center Article, April 1, 2020
Helping Maine Businesses Find Food Waste Solutions

Degrees/Education:

  • The Tuck School – Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    Master of Business Administration
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Profile:

Susanne is an entrepreneurial senior executive who has created, launched and operated successful multi-million-dollar consumer products brands and businesses with large Fortune 100 companies as well as with lean start-up teams. She specializes in strategic solutions, P&L management, brand marketing, consumer insights, business development, product design and manufacturing, licensing and merchandising, and effective team-building.

Susanne is currently the Executive-in-Residence at the Maine Business School (MBS) where she utilizes her business management and marketing background to bring a “real-world” component to student courses and experiential learning opportunities.  She builds bridges between UMaine students and leading Maine-based businesses. The goal is to engage Maine’s employers In student programs that make UMaine students “work-ready” and help support sustainable economic growth for Maine.

Key accomplishments include innovative new student education successes including the Maine Business School Speaker Series: “Thriving Under Thirty”, the UMaine/MBS “Corporate Classroom” pilot at Hannaford, and “live corporate case studies” with guest business executives at Bangor Savings and JC Penney. As the faculty advisor for UMaine’s American Marketing Association (AMA) collegiate chapter, she worked with the student leadership team to build member engagement by refocusing AMA to be a leading pre-professional student community resource using new programming and recruitment initiatives. In 2019, Susanne was awarded a Mitchell Center grant to fund a multidisciplinary student research project identifying sustainable food waste solutions for Maine businesses bringing a real-world “sustainable business” opportunity to the Maine Business School.