Susan Best

Susan MacTavish Best

If there is one tech grand dame of public relations, it is Susan Best. Even her last name is a PR coup!

Susan is CEO of Best Public Relations. Prior to starting Best Public Relations in 1998, Susan worked at Wilson McHenry Company, a marketing communications firm working with a number of technology companies. Previously, Susan worked at Shafer Advertising and Public Relations.

Susan is Director of Glasshouse/San Francisco, an educational non-profit for entrepreneurs and professionals across all industries and at all stages of their businesses.

Susan is founder of Posthoc: The Upfront Guide to San Francisco, an award-winning volunteer-driven online resource for the Bay Area. Here she has managed over 100 contributors and is responsible overall for the content creation, maintenance, business development, marketing and design of the site.

In addition, Susan serves on the advisory board of the Multicultural Foundation for Technology and Science in San Francisco. She is also on the advisory board for AIR (Accessibility Internet Rally) San Francisco put on by Knowbility, Inc. Susan is also on the board of Plan C, a non-partisan public policy group dedicated to improving the quality of life in San Francisco. And she is a member of Lead21.

A single-malt and haggis fan, Susan grew up in St. Andrews, Scotland. She graduated from Hamilton College, and studied at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford Univeristy where she was co-editor of the university magazine, ISIS, and the Oxford International Review. During off hours, Susan is usually found running or biking on Mount Tam.

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