Sussan Cussen is CIA Associate Vice President—Branch Campuses.

Cabinet Bio: Susan Cussen

Vice President—Strategic Initiatives and Branch Campuses
Education and Credentials: MBA, BS

Sue Cussen is the vice president of strategic initiatives and branch campuses for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). In this role, Ms. Cussen is responsible for oversight of the Strategic Initiatives Group, CIA Consulting, and the day-to-day operations of the college's campuses in St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Cussen was associate vice president of branch campuses, senior director of continuing education and publishing, and director of marketing for the Continuing Education Department at the CIA.

Sue Cussen came to the college in 2000 with extensive experience in the marketing arena. She was director of marketing, sales, and communications at Container Machinery Corporation in Kinderhook, NY; project manager at Elrick and Lavidge in Clifton Park, NY; regional sales representative at Pitney Bowes, Albany, NY; and marketing manager at Certified Reports in Kinderhook.

Ms. Cussen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and an MBA with a marketing concentration from the State University of New York at Albany.

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