Susan Bell

Susan Bell & Associates

Susan Bell is Principal of Susan Bell & Associates. She provides strategic counsel to private philanthropies and nonprofit organizations addressing environmental and social issues, helping leaders develop goals and strategies and build strong and effective organizations.  Susan spent fourteen years at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation serving as Vice President for over twelve years.  At Hewlett she also served as Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, helping to launch the ClimateWorks Network—in the United States, Europe, China, India, and Latin America—designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable economic growth. Susan’s career includes work in strategic planning, development, and communications at Stanford University, the Sierra Club, and Northwestern University. Susan is vice chair of the board of the European Climate Foundation, a board member of the National Audubon Society and Monterey Bay Aquarium, on the Founding Advisory Board of MenloSpark, and on the Leadership Council of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.  She is a graduate of Duke University.  Susan lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband, Steve.