Notable CFOs: Susan Landry

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable CFOs
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 10
  • Undergrad degree/university: Accounting

While Susan Landry, vice president and chief financial officer, works primarily in the background of Milwaukee World Festival Inc. and Summerfest, she has been crucial to the festival’s success, according to colleagues.

“I had the pleasure of meeting Sue when I was the treasurer of one of the ethnic festivals,” said Charlotte Cannon-Sain, executive director of COA Youth & Family Centers. “I had never run a festival before, and I asked for help expecting to get maybe an accounting intern or assistant but the help I received came directly from the CFO, Sue Landry.” 

“She started from scratch and walked me through every component of running a successful festival, and I can still tell you everything you need to know about rain insurance. She has been a valued friend ever since,” said Cannon-Sain. “I can only imagine what she had to do to help navigate the team financially during COVID. Summerfest still rules because Sue is providing the over-the-top financial leadership.” 

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