Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Leadership Fellows

Susan Sullivan

Background:  I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. I attended Cornell University where I played on the varsity tennis team while earning my BA in Economics. After graduation, I moved to New York City where I worked for a social media analytics and consulting firm and discovered the joy of urban sports leagues. Immediately prior to business school, I worked for the Department of Education in Nashville, TN. I adapted quickly to the warm southern weather and lifestyle, and couldn’t be happier to spend the next couple of years in Chapel Hill.

Career Path:  Upon graduation from Cornell, I joined NM Incite, a joint venture from the Nielsen Company and McKinsey & Company as an analyst. I primarily worked on social media marketing research and consulting engagements for various clients in the travel, CPG, and finance industries. After two years in NYC, I joined Education Pioneers in Nashville, TN as an Analyst Fellow. During my fellowship, I worked with the Tennessee Department of Education and with a local school district to implement an internal data portal to help teachers and school staff use data in their decision making. Although I love math and quantitative work, I came to Kenan-Flagler with the hopes of gaining a broader business foundation so that I can better understand and contextualize data when making strategic decisions.

Interests and Hobbies:  I enjoy volunteering and am lucky enough to work with DurhamCares through UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Nonprofit Board Fellow program. I have always loved playing sports, specifically basketball, tennis, and snowboarding. I also enjoy photography, and am entering Kenan-Flagler’s homebrewing competition this year.