Business 100 – 2019

Susan Davis/Susan Davis International

Susan Ann Davis, whose family hails from Cork and Clare, is chairman of Susan Davis International, a global strategic communications firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with 74 agency partners worldwide. She is internationally known for expertise in reputation management, market entry and expansion, crisis communications, and public affairs.

She chaired the landmark U.S.-Ireland Business Summit, creating the groundbreaking U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership, and spearheaded the Global Irish Forum’s recommendations to create a global Smart Ageing hub in Ireland. She is co-founder and board director of SALLI (Smart Ageing Living Labs of Ireland) and was board vice chair of the Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange.

Davis is a board director of the Ireland Funds; board chair emeritus of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the preeminent NGO begun by Hillary Clinton supporting emerging women leaders in 144 countries; board chair of the Zabuli School for girls in Afghanistan; board chair of the Irish Breakfast Club; and co-chair emeritus of the Washington Ireland Program Trustees Council.