Susan is a communications and public affairs professional with more than 20 years of experience in the public affairs and nonprofit sectors. She has experience in strategic communications and message development, expertise in media relations, public relations, crisis management, event planning and production.

Susan comes to InkHouse with more than 16 years of experience at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the city’s planning and economic development agency, where she created and executed complicated messaging and public relations strategies during one of Boston’s most prolific development decades. As director of communications at the BRA, she oversaw communications for every development and planning initiative in the city of Boston from 1998-2014, including the redevelopment of South Boston’s Innovation District.

Elsbree’s civic engagement includes volunteerism as a member of the Friends of Boston Latin Academy. In addition, she is a board member of Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, the first synagogue in Massachusetts, which was founded in 1842. When she isn’t working or taking care of her twin girls, Susan enjoys spending time gardening and exploring Boston’s hidden neighborhood gems and riding her bike to community meetings in JP, where she and her family live. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst.