Susan Brown recently retired after a 25 year career with BMO Bank of Montreal. Over the course of her career, Susan held several senior executive positions in markets across Canada, including Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Waterloo. In her last position with BMO, Susan served as Senior Vice President of Alberta and Northwest Territories Division.
Susan has always been active in the business and not for profit community. Over the years, as she moved across Canada, Susan has served on the Boards of many hospital foundations, museums, and business organizations. She first learned about ARBI while at BMO, and was impressed by the way ARBI changes lives for people with brain injuries. Subsequently, her husband suffered two strokes, and that solidified the importance of ARBI’s work for her.
Susan was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2016 by Women’s Executive Network. She has also been recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the YWCA in 2012, and one of Saskatchewan’s Top 10 Women of Influence by Saskatchewan Business Magazine in 2004.
Susan attended the University of Manitoba, where she completed Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees. She also holds the ICD.D designation after successful completion of the Institute of Corporate Directors – Directors’ Education Program in 2018. Susan resides in Calgary with her husband Terry.