Senior Vice President
Suzanne Klotz brings nearly two decades of experience in strategic communications counsel, communications and business strategy alignment, messaging, narrative and thought leadership platform development, to her work as senior vice president at Prosek.
Suzanne joined Prosek in 2016 from FleishmanHillard where she was a senior vice president and partner. In this role she focused on managing global communications programs and reputation management engagements for a number of clients, primarily in the professional services space. As the global relationship manager for a number of client engagements, Suzanne advised and prepared C-level executives on issues messaging and media/speaking opportunities, developed and oversaw the execution of multi-channel reputation building programs, and was responsible for overall account management and staff development.
Before joining FleishmanHillard Suzanne worked with Professor Paul Argenti at the Tuck School of Business, as a research associate focusing on corporate communications and business strategy, as well as contributing to the development of several published case studies and graduate-level corporate communications text books. She has also held marketing-communications positions at Gavin Anderson and Schering Plough Healthcare Products.
Throughout her career, Suzanne has consulted with an array of organizations including Andersen, AT&T, Carnival, CFA Institute, Chevron, EY (Ernst & Young), GM, Jones Day, New York Life, PwC, SK Group, Standard & Poor’s, UPS, and Visa.
Suzanne received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College. While at the Tuck School of Business, she was the recipient of the Dero Saunders Award, which recognizes excellence in managerial communications.
Q & A
What are you most proud of in your public relations career?
I’ve been fortunate to have represented some of the biggest names in business on amazing programs, and on some thorny issues, all of which I’m proud of; but, asking me today, I am quite proud of where I am now, working with exceptionally smart colleagues on compelling client projects at Prosek.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I once took a detour in my communications career and worked in wardrobe/costume design for theater and film.
How would your mother describe you?
A great listener, peacemaker, and someone who finds the humor in most situations.
What are your greatest strengths as a public relations practitioner?
I listen well and stay very calm in prickly situations.
What is your favorite food?
Seafood – I would be lost without it.
Describe your perfect client.
One that treats the agency team as a partner and with mutual respect. It’s also great to have a sense of humor (as appropriate!).
What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Reading, anything by the ocean, and biking (low key, not Tour de France though!)
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
Late afternoon/early evening – I do my best writing and thinking then.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
I would love to say Connie Britton, but maybe that’s because I’m just a fan and secretly want to be a country music star in Nashville.
What is your favorite quote?
How can you just pick one?
“If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.”—Neil Simon
“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?”—George Eliot
“Finally, in conclusion, let me say just this.”—Peter Sellers