Susan serves on various local and national boards including the Jewish Federations of North America, United Israel Appeal (UIA) and the International Board of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. She is a member of the JFNA Israel and Overseas Committee as well as the JFNA Global Planning Table. Locally, Susan serves as President of the Jewish Federation of Western MA, Vice President of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western MA, where she chaired the PACE/LOJE program. Susan also serves as a Vice President of Temple Beth El, Springfield, MA and is a past board member of Heritage Academy, community Jewish day school, of which her children are graduates. She is a past member of the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet and is a recipient of the Philip E. Saks Young Leadership award. Susan is the former president of Plastic Packaging Corp. She holds a BS in Economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is married to William Firestone and has twin daughters.