Susan Somersille Johnson
Southeastern Board Member Since: December 2015
Susan Somersille Johnson was named corporate executive vice president and chief marketing officer for SunTrust Banks, Inc. in August 2014. She oversees the company’s brand strategy, corporate and line of business marketing operations, and serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
She has been instrumental in SunTrust spearheading the national “onUp” movement to advance financial confidence across America.
Previously, Johnson was vice president of Global Marketing at NCR Corporation, overseeing the company’s worldwide marketing, communications and business intelligence programs to drive increased awareness and consideration of NCR products and services across 180 countries. She also improved internal engagement through a leading global community initiative.
Prior to joining NCR in 2012, Johnson held leadership roles in a number of technology organizations including Nokia, Apple and Fujitsu. While at Nokia, she developed and deployed targeted initiatives that drove customer demand, setting record levels of performance for Nokia channel partners around the world.
Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University (cross-registered at MIT) and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School. In 2015, Black Enterprise Magazine named her among the 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America and Savoy Magazine named her one of 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America.
When she isn’t working, Johnson finds balance through karate, swimming, skiing and yoga.