Suzan Johnson Cook is President of Moving Up Productions, a communications, leadership, and political consulting firm.
Cook was a television producer with NBC and ABC and also served with CBS. She has had a distinguished career in public service, having served as a Presidential Advisor, a White House Fellow on The Domestic Policy Council, and having directly worked with a Cabinet Secretary. She is a member of the distinguished Renaissance Weekend, and also the only African American woman appointed to the historic President’s Initiative on Race.
After attending Riverdale Country School, she received a bachelor’s degree in speech, cum laude, from Boston’s Emerson College and holds two master’s degrees, one of which is in technology, from Columbia University. She has also earned a doctorate. An alumna of Harvard University, she served as a faculty member, teaching speech and communications to some of today’s most distinguished leaders. She is a graduate of the Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck Business School.
The author of two bestsellers, Live Like You’re Blessed and Sister to Sister, she released MOVING UP: l0 Moves to Take You Over the Top, in May 2008. A native New Yorker, she has delivered more than 1,000 speeches.