Susan Cummiskey was named Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources for The Reader’s Digest Association in March 2012.
Cummiskey joined the company from her practice as a leadership coach and human resources consultant, which she began in 2011. Prior to starting her own firm, Cummiskey was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Bowne & Co, Inc. (now part of RR Donnelley & Sons). Her strategic accomplishments at Bowne included evolving the corporate structure from a holding company with 13 distinct business units to a fully integrated operating company with three major business segments.
Prior to Bowne & Co., Cummiskey held human resources leadership positions at Degussa Corporation, Sprague Technologies, Inc., and Combustion Engineering Inc.
Cummiskey is Treasurer for The Robert Bowne Foundation whose programs offer literacy education in the out-of-school hours to the children and youth of New York City who live in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. She is Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Board of Directors for Scenarios USA, and is an active mentor with Women Unlimited. She provides pro-bono coaching to several not-for-profit organizations.
Cummiskey is a graduate of Wheaton College and the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program.