Susan is a results-oriented human resources executive with over 15 years of experience within the retail environment. In her current role, she serves as the manager of talent acquisition for The Talbots stores, with direct recruitment oversight for the I.T., retail field, store communications, finance, and loss prevention areas. Talbots is a leading women’s clothing retailer that has grown to 580 stores in 47 states and that now includes a chain of upscale outlets. Prior to Talbots, Susan held recruiting management and leadership positions for Ann Taylor, J. Jill and Eddie Bauer. She holds a certification as a Human Resources Professional (PHR). Susan is also a co-founder of Retail Networking Solutions, a LinkedIn-based group that hosted over 2,000 attendees within the retail community at its 2012 events. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.