Susan has led the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) since 2004. The organization’s membership is comprised of residential and commercial mortgage bankers and the companies that provide services to those industries. California MBA’s main objective is to represent the real estate finance industry before the California State Legislature and regulatory agencies. Prior to California MBA, she owned an association management firm in Sacramento California providing management and consulting services to a variety of professional organizations. From 1991 through 1996, Susan owned a political fundraising firm in Sacramento with a client base comprised of Republican candidates and elected officials for the State Legislature, local and statewide races. From 1988 through 1991 she served as a Legislative Assistant to a member of the California State Assembly. Her first campaign position was an administrative role on the Reagan-Bush 1984 Presidential campaign in the California headquarters. She lives with her husband on a walnut farm in Oakdale, CA.