Sue Hesse

Entrepreneur-in-Residence An Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Senior Program Consultant for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation since 1999, Sue’s responsibilities include project management for the giving back initiative, web content advisory team, facilitator training, entrepreneurial education, national award programs, management of a strategic alliance and Director of Global Sponsorships for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Trainer and Retreat Facilitator Sue is also a long-time, top requested trainer and retreat facilitator. Sue has moderated over 650 forum, leadership roundtable, retreats and moderator workshops throughout 11 different countries for EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization, HEMP (Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program), WPO (World Presidents’ Organization), YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), the Forum Resource Network and Chambers of Commerce, helping them to get the most out of their peer-to-peer learning experience. Additionally, Sue professionally facilitates for boards, advisory councils and conferences. Sales Executive and Entrepreneur Beginning her career in sales and management in the hotel business, Sue went on to work with Fortune 500 companies in corporate travel where she experienced first hand the elements of leadership, teamwork, creativity, vision and strategic planning. In 1987 she founded her own company, Print Management, a full-service printing resource, which she sold in 1998. For over eleven years, her St. Louis based company provided high quality, multi-color printing and full service binding and packaging services to clients nationwide. As a business owner and founding entrepreneur, she provides a unique perspective of real world experience. Leading Roles Sue is a former member of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization â€" having served as President, Forum Chair, Learning Chair and Past President of the St. Louis Chapter. Additionally she has served on the International Board as Group Vice President for Global Membership, Vice President of Forum and Vice President of Chapter Development responsible for the annual Global Leadership Conference. Sue has also served on the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) advisory council and is a final round judge for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Personal notes Sue and her husband Steve have two children, Michael and Stephanie, and reside in La Jolla, California where she is currently active in mentoring and philanthropic organizations, such as the National Charity League, the Bishop’s School, University of Southern California, as well as the Technology Management Program at UC-Santa Barbara. [+]