Susan Thaxton

Susan Thaxton

Susan is the Vice President of Programs for the Mission Continues, based in Washington, D.C. In this role, she is responsible for leading a team in program design, participant selection, delivery and evaluation. She brings to TMC a diverse professional experience that includes service in the military, private, and non-profit sectors.

After graduating from Villanova University, Susan was commissioned into the U.S. Navy where she served as a Surface Warfare Officer on the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) and the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51). After the Navy, Susan transitioned into the private sector as a Production Superintendent for General Motors.

Through her volunteer work, Susan found her way into the non-profit sector where she found her passion for mission-driven work. As a Project Leader for Compass Non-Profit Consulting, she led a number of engagements focused on strategy, fundraising, and board development. Most recently, Susan served as the Executive Director for Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake.

Susan holds a BA from Villanova University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, Mickey, their two daughters, two cats, and their beagle.