Press Release

Grossman Joins Americares Board of Directors

  • March 25, 2019

Stamford, Conn. – March 25, 2019 – Americares is pleased to announce the election of Mastercard Executive Vice President Susan Grossman to its Board of Directors. Grossman brings to the board wide-ranging leadership experience in the retail and technology sectors, having held several senior management roles in data analytics, marketing and business strategy.

Grossman joins board

 "We are excited to have Susan join our board,” said Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis. “She has a proven track record of success and we look forward to the contributions she will make as we continue our mission of saving lives and improving health for people affected by poverty or disaster.”

In her current role as executive vice president of product development for data and services at Mastercard, Grossman is responsible for developing innovative solutions that address customer needs. Previously, she served as executive vice president of retail and commerce for Mastercard Advisors, where she was responsible for helping retail, travel and other customers improve ROI by enabling greater insight into audiences, engagement and sales performance. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2011, Grossman worked as senior vice president of analytics solutions for Symphony IRI Group where she was responsible for the design, development, sales and implementation of software-based analytics solutions.

“I am delighted to join the board of a world-class emergency relief organization that fills a crucial need for health care both at home and abroad. Americares has a tremendous vision of a world in which all people have pathways to health and opportunity,” says Grossman. “I’m passionate about this cause and committed to using my expertise in data and analytics to help Americares achieve their mission of saving lives and improving health.”

The Americares Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the organization’s life-changing health programs including its disaster response work and support for under-resourced hospitals and health clinics worldwide. Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, increase access to medicine and medical supplies, improve and expand clinical services, prevent disease and promote good health. Since its founding 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $17 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.

Grossman holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College.