07/23/14 6:10 AM






 
Office of the President

Trustees: Susan A. McLaughlin

 
Susan A. McLaughlin
CEO and Publisher, Motto Media
B.S., University of Nebraska
Chair, Human Resources Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2002
City of Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Sue Mc Laughlin possesses more than 25 years of senior management experience. In 2006, she became CEO and Publisher of Motto Media, a struggling magazine focused on inspiring its readers to lead a life of purpose and passion. Prior to that, she served as President of ABD International, where she executed the successful turnaround of the business following its purchase out of bankruptcy. ABD International is the largest distributor of printing presses and related products to the small commercial print marketplace.

Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AGL Resources, a $1.2 billion publicly held company and the parent company of Atlanta Gas Light Company. Prior to joining AGL, McLaughlin was President of Consumer Services at BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. Before that, she held a number of key executive positions at Eastman Kodak Company in both operational and financial management.

While at Kodak, McLaughlin was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastman Kodak Company's $2.5 billion Professional Division, where she managed the worldwide operations. McLaughlin also held positions as Vice President of Citibank and Chase Lincoln First Bank. She currently sits on the Board of Mary Baldwin College and is a member of the Corporate Council of the White House Project, the Committee of 200 and The International Women's Forum.

Thoughts on why she chose to serve on the Spelman College Board of Trustees: Since my first involvement with Spelman as a Kodak executive in the mid 1990s, when I was tasked with establishing a relationship between Kodak and Spelman, I have been inspired by the energy on the campus and by the outstanding students, faculty and staff. Therefore, I was honored to be asked to join the Board of Trustees and to be able to continue to contribute to the advancement of the institution.