Susan was most recently with Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, where she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources from October 2006 until it was acquired by Allergan in October 2015. Susan was responsible for designing and implementing all people systems supporting the company, from early product development to drug approval and eventual commercial launch. From September 2005 to June 2007, Susan was Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at Activus Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a healthcare company that was acquired by PSS, Inc. Prior to that experience, Susan held various positions at Amgen, including an expatriate assignment to support the build-out of Amgen’s world-wide distribution facility in the Netherlands. She also served as Strategic HR Business Partner for Research & Development, and ultimately served as Senior Director of Human Resources responsible for Strategic Staffing and Succession Planning. Susan received a BA in Psychology and Business Administration from California Lutheran University and currently chairs the University’s Board of Regents.