Susan Sharpe
Vice President

Susan Sharpe is a Vice President at MacDougall and has been leading corporate communications projects and providing the agency’s clients with strategic counsel since 2018. An accomplished and creative writer, Susan has a passion for perfection, enjoys building relationships, and loves digging into the science. Prior to joining MacDougall, Susan provided corporate communications and public and media relations consulting to start-up, development and commercial-stage life science companies. Prior to her consulting practice, she excelled in senior positions in both privately- and publicly-held biotech companies for over 10 years where she had responsibility for communications, investor relations, and transformation project management supporting development milestones and corporate financings including IPO, follow-on and M&A. Susan studied psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University where she first adopted the models of collaborative problem solving that she enthusiastically employs every day.

5 things you always wanted to know about Susan:

If I get stuck on an island, it better be…
one like Aruba where I can SNUBA (an awesome cross between snorkeling and scuba diving) every day in crystal blue waters and drink piña coladas!

If ever I am called the wrong name…
it’s going to be “Sharon” – and it’s uncanny as it happens all the time. I have to assume that when they hear my name, “Susan Sharpe”, they hear and focus on the SH.

Sometimes I get caught at work checking…
the Giant Panda cams at the National Zoo.

Back in the day I was…
an ice cream scooper at the mall and I worked in my father’s drug store, Grace Street Pharmacy.

If you ever get to my hometown Richmond, Virginia for a weekend, you’ve got to…
stroll through the magnificent gardens and arboretum of Maymont, a 100-acre historic estate and park; take a Segway tour alongside the James River and through the rolling hills of Hollywood Cemetery, named for its abundance of holly trees and best known for its ornate and unusual tombs and monuments, not to mention it’s the final resting place of Presidents Monroe and Tyler; and enjoy the many fabulous restaurants (Sam Miller’s, The Tobacco Company and the Hard Shell, just to name a few) among the cobblestone streets of the Shockoe Slip district.