Gatesman SVP, Director of Strategic Communications Susan English was recently named to the Women We Admire Top 50 Women Leaders of Pa. This prestigious recognition highlights Susan’s exceptional drive and leadership at Gatesman, across our clients, and within her local community.  

“I’m honored to be included among this group of incredible women,” said English. “I’m always proud to contribute and to represent the women of Gatesman who continue to impress me with their passions for their craft and the positive impact they have on our clients, industry and their larger communities.”

This recognition adds to English’s impressive track record of achievements, including most recently the development of Gatesman’s strategic communications practice and serving as the lead organizer of Gatesman’s Parents for a Pause public service initiative addressing youth mental health. Gatesman has reached new heights in foundational messaging, brand positioning and strategic communications under her leadership. Her innovative approaches have played a pivotal role in enhancing the company’s reputation, fostering meaningful relationships and driving growth. English is recognized and relied upon as a key business stakeholder for the agency. 

“Susan brings informed perspective, leadership and thoughtfulness to everything she does and that leads to her consistency for delivering outstanding and effective results for our clients and our agency,” said Shannon Baker, president, Gatesman. "She’s a critical thinker with incredible strategic chops, exceptional communication skills and unwavering dedication. She’s also a kind and caring human! We are thrilled to see Susan receive this deserved recognition.”

The annual Top 50 Women Leaders in Pennsylvania awards program celebrates the accomplishments of women who have made significant contributions to their respective fields and communities. English's inclusion in this esteemed list underscores her leadership in the agency and her local community. She was a founding member of the One Young World Pittsburgh Partnership, is a board member for St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind and is an active volunteer at her children’s schools.

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About Gatesman:

With offices in Pittsburgh and Chicago, Gatesman offers expertise in strategy/branding, advertising, public relations, social media, digital and analytics. Gatesman is a partner in AMIN Worldwide, an alliance of over 50 independent marketing agencies, and IPREX, a global communications network. Gatesman acquired Quest Fore in 2014 and Noble Communications in 2017.

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