Sally Susman

is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer and vice chair of The Pfizer Foundation. In 2022, Forbes named Susman one of the World’s Most Influential CMOs for Pfizer’s efforts to combat vaccine misinformation. She received the prestigious Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications in 2019 and was named a LinkedIn Top Voice that same year.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Susman graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in government and studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She served on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant handling trade and foreign investment issues for the Senate Commerce Committee, then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs in the Clinton Administration.

Before joining Pfizer in 2007, Susman held senior roles in communications and government relations at The Estée Lauder Companies and American Express.

She currently serves as co-chair of The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organizations, and on the board of UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Susman and her wife divide their time between New York City and Sag Harbor, NY. She is an avid reader and burgeoning gardener. Breaking Through is her first book.