The Susan S. Stautberg WCD Member Leadership Award - Presented to Susan Remmer Ryzewic
The Susan S. Stautberg WCD Member Leadership Award, named in honor of WCD’s visionary co-founder and chairman emeritus, is given by Susan C. Keating, CEO of Women Corporate Directors to a member who has exhibited extraordinary service and significant contributions on behalf of advancing WCD’s mission.
Susan Remmer Ryzewic, Co-chair, WCD’s North Florida Chapter, and Co-Chair, WCD’s Private Company and Family Business Peer Group, has been a true leader within WCD. She was a founding member of the WCD North Florida Chapter which was launched in 2014. In addition, she was instrumental in developing WCD’s Family Business Council in 2014 and has been a co-chair ever since.
WCD members serving on boards of family and private companies have grown over the years, which has been due in part to the innovative and important programming delivered during Family Business Institutes. More recently, Susan has been actively involved in transitioning the Family Business Council to a Steering Committee to oversee the peer community of private and family business members. Susan was quick to recognize this new opportunity and is helping WCD move forward with our strategic plan in a consistent manner.
Susan always makes herself available and is generous in her financial support of WCD.
Susan Remmer Ryzewic is a dynamic and recognized leader who serves on corporate, industry, and nonprofit Boards, with an accomplished business career of more than 25 years. She is an analytical, intuitive, and compassionate problem solver, with a broad range of strategic planning, project management, and investment expertise.
President and CEO of EHR Investments, Inc., Susan is responsible for the leadership and management of the investment and business operations for her family.
Susan, a member of Women Corporate Directors Foundation, serves on the Advisory Board, co-chairs the Northeast Florida/South Georgia Chapter and co-chairs the Family Business Council. Her current corporate Board positions include EHR Investments, Inc., and Cabot- Wellington, LLC, a single family office, which she chairs the Governance and Investment Oversight Committees. She previously served on the Boards of: Endless Pools, Inc., a manufacturer of swim in place pools; William Smith Enterprises, Inc., a precision machining company; and Olympic Fibers, SA, an industrial conglomerate located in Costa Rica.
Susan is Advisory Faculty Emeritus of the Institute for Private Investors, (IPI) an educational organization that she has been involved with since May 1992. In 2010, IPI awarded Susan the “Mark Morris Mentoring Award” and in 2012, Gleneagles, a multi-family office, named her “Family Office Executive of the Year.” She served as a client advisor on the Investment Committee of GenSpring Family Offices, formerly Asset Management Advisors, for over 20 years.
Susan is a former President of the University of North Florida Foundation (UNFF) Board. At the end of her term as President of the UNFF Board, Susan was awarded the “Presidential Medallion,” the highest award given to volunteers by the University. She continues to serve on the Executive Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Governance Committee.
Susan is a Director of The Remmer Family Foundation. In 2002, she co-founded the First Coast Girls Initiative, a coalition of organizations serving girls in Northeast Florida, and serves on the leadership team. As Chair of Voices for Florida Girls, she serves on the Board of Voices for Florida, a nonprofit social entrepreneurial enterprise established to promote social and economic progress for Florida’s children, families and communities. Her other nonprofit commitments include serving on the Investment Committee of The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, Advisory Leadership Council to the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, and Wellesley College. Susan has received several awards for her volunteer leadership, including “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts, Gateway Council and “Woman of Vision” by Girls, Inc. Northeast Florida.
Susan holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree in Sociology from Wellesley College.