CPA, MST, scHammond Advisors
Susan C. Hammond, CPA, MST has over 20 years’ experience advising organizations in transition. She brings real world, practical solutions to working with small and mid‐size businesses and nonprofits. As an expert in the areas of advisory board formation and facilitation, governance, financial management, and leadership coaching, Susan’s experience spans multiple industries including professional services, communications, direct marketing, financial services, human resources, and nonprofit.
Susan has hands‐on leadership experience as a co‐founder of two organizations and as a member of the senior management team of others. She is a popular speaker and panelist at venues including Babson College, the MIT Enterprise Forum, MassChallenge, Bentley University, and Northeastern University. Susan has been published in The Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech, and other professional publications. She is the author of the Advisory Board Kit: A Comprehensive Guide to Establishing an Advisory Board.
Susan is a co‐founder of the South Shore Women’s Business Network and the Center for Women & Enterprise. She served on the Board of Directors of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston where she chaired the committee responsible for the eventual merger with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. As chair of her town’s Council on Aging she led a group of dedicated volunteers in securing the funding to build the town’s first stand‐alone senior center. Susan is a member of the Advisory Boards of Bentley University Micro‐Finance Initiative, The Toolbox and The Marble Collection. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Educational Foundation and serves on the Nonprofit Board Committee of The Boston Club.
Susan is a recipient of The President’s Call to Service Award, which recognizes individuals with 4,000 hours or more of lifetime community service. She is also a recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Advocate award for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Susan received an MS in Taxation from Bentley University, a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Northeastern University, and holds a CPA certificate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To build upon her existing skills as a management consultant, she completed coaches training through the Arbinger Institute and the Coaches Training Institute.