Meet Susan Vissari, CMP ~ Ambassador – Washington, DC
With 15+ years of professional consulting experience, Susan has served as consultant in many capacities to organizations including Schering-Plough, Bristol Myers Squibb, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), The Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
At Booz Allen, Ms. Vissari is an Associate and the Process Improvement Manager for the Center for Performance Excellence. She is responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Process Improvement Training Program. She manages staff that develop and deliver process training curriculum and ensures training at Booz Allen is meeting the Level 3 requirements of the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI), developed by Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
As Director of Programs at PEAK Management Consultancy, a conference and meeting management company that specializes in providing a wide-range of event management services, she works with clients to ensure successful meetings. The service she offers can be tailored to meet specific client-based requirements. The company is large enough to accommodate most meetings, yet small enough to allow for personalized service and response to client needs.
Susan received her Associates degree in Marketing from Montgomery College in 1996 and a Bachelors degree in Management from the University of Maryland in 1998. She also obtained her Certified Meeting Professional designation in 1999. She is also a member of the American Society for Training and Development.
Susan is a single mother of three growing children. Her pastimes include exercising, reading, water sports, caring for her family, traveling and being involved in fundraising events. She has done extensive volunteer work with local schools, the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association just to name a few.
Susan is also an international speaker and has spoken in North America, Africa, and Europe on topics such as Meeting Management, and Risk Reduction and Crisis Management for Safer Events.
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