Susan Brownell is an independent supply chain consultant who specializes in helping clients achieve improved performance, drive efficiencies, and create strategic value.
She recently served as Vice President, Supply Management of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) where she was responsible for $6 billion of inventory and over $12 billion in annual spend for air and surface transportation, mail and operational equipment, supplies, services, IT and facilities. In this role, she directed the performance of over 1,000 supply and asset management specialists as well as 12,000+ external suppliers. Susan led the transformation of the USPS’ supply chain practices related to strategic planning, inventory management, technology implementation, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and diversity.
Prior to joining the USPS, Susan served in a variety of procurement roles with the Department of the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command, where she negotiated contracts for major system and services acquisitions related to surface weapons, undersea warfare, shipbuilding and overhaul.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America and a Professional Master of Business Administration degree in Acquisition and Contracts Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. She is a Lifetime Certified Professional Contracts Manager through the National Contract Management Association and a former Board of Advisor at CAPS Research, a non-profit organization advancing the supply management profession.