Susan Joseph Goldman
Susan Goldman is an award-winning speechwriter with extensive experience crafting speeches and presentations for senior executives and CEOs in a variety of industries.
As owner of WORDS of MOUTH, she regularly writes speeches
for senior executives of McDonald's Corporation; InterContinental
Hotels Group (which owns the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental
hotel brands); home-improvement giant Lowe's Companies, Inc.; and MasterCard
International. She has also done work for senior executives of The
Coca-Cola Company, American Red Cross, KPMG and Abbott Laboratories.
Before launching WORDS of MOUTH in 1998, Susan spent 15 years at Golin/Harris Communications, one of the largest public relations agencies in Chicago. As a Senior Vice President and Account Director there, she managed corporate, business-to-business and consumer marketing programs, and also served as the primary speechwriter for the CEOs of Holiday Inn Worldwide, MasterCard International and Pergo, Inc. Her speech for the retiring CEO of Holiday Inn won the Bronze Anvil in 1997.
In addition to speechwriting, Susan has expertise in branding, corporate identity, executive communications and franchise/member communications. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations from the Public Relations Society of America, Creativity in Public Relations Awards, and Publicity Club of Chicago.
Early in her career, Susan served as deputy press secretary for an Illinois gubernatorial candidate; a media relations and events planning executive for Carl Byoir & Associates and Leigh Communications; a reporter and editor at the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Chicagoland Monthly magazine and the Macon (Georgia) Telegraph; and a researcher on the book Women's Networks, authored by Chicago Tribune editor Carol Kleiman.
A native of New Jersey, Susan holds a bachelors degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and is listed in Who's Who of American Women.