Susan Livingston graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a double major in political science and German and has a master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she is fluent in French and German. She received the William Howell Reed German Award while at Tufts.
After graduation, she started at Manufacturers Hanover Trust’s International Division in New York working for the US Department of Commerce and the US Trade Representative’s office in Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland. In 1985, she joined Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and in 1998 she was one of the first two women to be elected into the partnership. She worked intensively in BBH’s growing Investor Services business in a number of roles, including management of the Subcustodian Network Management Department, Global Tax, Relationship Management and the Client Service Group. Livingston lived in Luxembourg for three years as Managing Director, and later ran the Asia-Pacific region. She established the Global Sales Discipline and Offshore Mutual Funds Division and in addition, she was instrumental in establishing the Dublin, Luxembourg, and Beijing offices. Most recently, Susan ran the Funds and Asset Management Division prior to her current role as the Firm’s Senior Client Liaison.
Ms. Livingston serves as Honorary Consul General to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Her board memberships are many, including the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins, BBH Board of Trustees, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Overseers, and the Investment Company Institute Board of Governors.
As an avid environmentalist, she was instrumental in encouraging closure of the Salem, Mass. Harbor Station, scheduled to close in 2014. Ms. Livingston also finds it important to help out those in need with a hands-on approach when she can, taking her daughter with her to serve meals at the local soup kitchen for her church.
She is passionate about life in whatever role she is in, and wants young women to understand the importance of their role in the world.
When she was young, Susan lived in Germany and got a travel bug that wouldn’t quit. She was involved as an exchange student in Turkey, and studied in both Germany and Switzerland. She ran the BBH Luxembourg office for three years.
In addition to her many accomplishments, Susan and her family enjoy being active skiing in the winter, sailing and boating in the summer. She loves animals, and has a menagerie of pets including a dog, two cats, two mice (that the cat caught), a hamster (that the cat has not yet caught), two parakeets and a fish. Although it is a lot of work, it makes the household so lively and fun.
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Be sure to read the biography of Susan from the GC Legends Security Hall of Fame.
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