Executive Vice President
Policy, External Affairs & Communications
Sally Susman is Executive Vice President, Policy, External Affairs & Communications for Pfizer Inc, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical company whose diversified health care and consumer products are sold around the world. She is a member of Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team, chairs Pfizer’s Political Action Committee and is Vice Chair of The Pfizer Foundation, which promotes access to quality health care, nurtures innovation and supports the community involvement of Pfizer’s 100,000 employees.
Ms. Susman directs Pfizer’s global communications efforts, its interactions with external and internal audiences, and its public affairs activities, including relations with the governments of all nations in which the Company has operations or markets products. Ms. Susman also heads the firm’s corporate responsibility group and plays a key role in shaping the Company’s policy initiatives.
Before joining Pfizer in 2007, Ms. Susman was Executive Vice President of Global Communications at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., where, for seven years, she directed global strategy for the corporation and its 28 brands. Ms. Susman was a member of the company’s Executive Committee and served as Company spokeswoman.
Ms. Susman has also held several senior communications and government relations posts at American Express Company. From 1995 to 1998, she was based in London, where she was responsible for corporate communications and government relations for American Express throughout Europe.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Susman spent eight years in government service focused on international trade issues. Her positions included Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Commerce and Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
Ms. Susman holds a B.A. in government from Connecticut College; she has also studied at the London School of Economics.
Ms. Susman is a Commissioner on the New York City Commission on Women’s Issues, and she also serves on the boards of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, The National Partnership for Women and Families, and the International Rescue Committee.
She lives with her family in New York City.