Susan Bennett, President of Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, is a public relations veteran with more than 35 years experience in helping her clients succeed. Her career has included executive positions with Gannett Co., where she served on the launch team of USA TODAY and as Marketing Director of The News-Press in Fort Myers. She is among Florida’s most honored public relations professionals with more than 200 awards for her work, including special commendations from former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Susan’s firm works with businesses, both large and small, as well as non-profit organizations to help them accomplish their marketing goals through innovative, creative solutions. For example, she created the Grande Dames Tea for the PACE Center for Girls, and the Edison-Ford Gala for the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation, among many other special events such as the Community Easter Sunrise Service at City of Palms Park and the annual Community Prayer Breakfast for 1,400 community leaders on the National Day of Prayer. In the area of civic involvement, she served as a trustee of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for 28 years, is a past Chairman of the Board of the Foundation and now is a Trustee Emeritus.