Sue Slack, Management Consultant

Sue is an experienced strategic leader and business process consultant. Since 1997, she has provided consulting services to higher education institutions, cultural, policy, and social service organizations. Sue is a problem solver who has the ability to quickly assess a situation, gain the trust and confidence of the people involved, and work collaboratively to develop strategic and operational solutions. Prior to consulting, she held leadership positions in higher education and non-profits, performing strategic planning, fundraising, project management, performance improvement, and special events management.

Sue’s consulting work includes organizational assessment and improvement projects, comprehensive large-scale strategic planning processes, serving as a consultant to the Board for Strategic Planning at Lawrence Technological University (since 1997), and providing strategic planning and fundraising for the Michigan League for Public Policy.

From 1999-2007, Sue was responsible for Detroit 300 fundraising and special events management, and for Detroit 300 Conservancy public space funding and programming for Campus Martius Park. From 1991-1997 she served as Vice President for External Relations and Vice President for Administration and Finance for the College for Creative Studies (CCS). In this role Sue also served as the chief development officer, and was responsible for fund raising, public relations, publications, and alumni and community relations. In her financial executive role, she was responsible for budget, business services, investments, facilities, human resources, and IT services.

From 1985-1991, Sue was the Executive Director of the University Cultural Center Association, a consortium dedicated to the physical development and promotion of Detroit’s cultural center. Her work laid the foundation for the transformation of the district into what is now best known as “Midtown” Detroit. Prior to that, she was Unit Director with the Neighborhood Service Organization’s Neighborhood Organization and Development Unit where she and her team provided assistance to organizations in community development, strategic planning, and fund raising.


Sue has an MBA from the Advanced Management Program at Michigan State University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University