Susan Gleiser

Managing Advisor

With nearly a decade of experience in healthcare, a background in political campaigns and a knack for looking around corners, Susan Gleiser helps our regional clients successfully navigate change and prepare for the unknown.

Prior to joining Jarrard Inc, Gleiser spent more than nine years in a variety of roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Most recently, she led the Stewardship Communications team within the Office of Development. There, Gleiser created and implemented stewardship plans for major- and principal-level donors, oversaw all activities related to naming and signage and managed annual and custom impact reporting. Previously, she focused on annual giving and digital and direct marketing at the Medical Center, working closely with leadership and faculty to create dynamic affinity campaigns and direct appeals.

Gleiser has also served as finance director and call time manager on two U.S. House of Representatives campaigns in southern Illinois. In those roles, she was responsible for all fundraising activities and developed robust online and email messaging programs.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Gleiser earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance with a minor in American politics from Vanderbilt University.

Fun Facts:

  • Performs improv in her spare time
  • Avid Formula One fan
  • Former child radio commercial star