PHILADELPHIA (July 14, 2015) – The Forum of Executive Women, a membership organization of more than 450 influential women representing diverse businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region, announced that Suzanne S. Mayes, chair of Public and Project Finance at Cozen O’Connor, has been elected President for a two-year term, beginning July 2015.
Mayes has been a member of The Forum of Executive Women since 2005, and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including vice president 2013-2015, treasurer 2012-2013, and chair of the Membership Committee. She was instrumental in launching the organization’s Forum Ally program, in which The Forum partners with one area non-profit for a two-year period, helping to raise its visibility among Forum members and lending The Forum’s capabilities and counsel.
As Forum president, Mayes will be responsible for leading the organization to meet both internal and external goals. The Forum actively works to increase the number of women in leadership roles, expand their impact and influence, and position them to drive positive change in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Mayes has been with Cozen O’Connor since 2007. She serves on the firm’s board of directors, and focuses her practice on municipal and project finance, particularly in the areas of economic development, transportation, infrastructure, education and housing. Mayes also serves on a number of other boards, including the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.
She earned her Bachelor of Science from Fairfield University, and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
“It is a privilege to lead an organization comprised of the region’s most talented women. We are deeply committed to strengthening relationships among these women and fostering necessary change in the composition of area boardrooms and C-suites,” said Mayes.
Founded in 1977, The Forum of Executive Women is the region's premier women's organization, actively working to increase the number of women in leadership roles, expand their impact and influence, and position them to drive positive change in the Greater Philadelphia region. For additional information, visit www.forumofexecutivewomen.com
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