Susie Gibson is a Senior Advisor with Winning Presence. She is a writer and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience. Her specialties include executive and employee communications as well as corporate communications planning and strategy.
Prior to working for Winning Presence, Gibson was a freelance writer and communications consultant with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to not-for-profit organizations. From 1995 to 2006, Gibson worked for McDonald’s Corporation in various corporate communications roles. Her responsibilities included speechwriting and communications support for company leadership including the CEO, President of Latin America and the Chief Human Resources Officer. During her tenure at McDonald’s, Gibson also provided communications counsel and support to various functional areas; developed and executed internal communications programs to align employees around key corporate strategies and initiatives; and helped launch the company’s first intranet for employees and the first for franchisees. Prior to McDonald’s, Gibson worked at Abbott Laboratories for several years in Public Affairs and Investor Relations where her responsibilities included employee and executive communications, media relations and community affairs.
Gibson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Gibson resides in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois with her husband and three sons. She enjoys reading, playing paddle tennis and watching her sons play sports.