VP, Chief Talent Officer
With over 20 years of experience in talent management and human resources, Suzan Knese leads our Osborn Barr Talent and Professional Development team as VP/chief talent officer. Suzan has been instrumental in aiding the organization as it has double in size during her seven-year tenure. As chief talent officer, she teams with the business leads on business development, talent acquisition, employee relations, operational efficiencies and organizational design. Prior to joining O+B, Suzan served as the vice president/director of human resources at D'Arcy Advertising. Suzan’s background includes management and organizational development expertise, specializing in human resources issues and in management development to create forward thinking workplaces. She earned a Master of Arts degree in human resources management from Webster University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeast Missouri State University. Suzan and her chef husband, Mark, live in the country with their three children. She is an active volunteer with the Catholic Charities, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Not afraid of heights, Suzan has bungee jumped off an 18-ft. crane, has been to every opening Cardinals baseball game for the past 15 years and is a vocal spectator at all sports, especially those in which her children play, much to their embarrassment. She is also the only known Osborn Barr employee who has personally run into Carrie Underwood.