Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG US
Susan M. Angele
Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center
Susan Angele is a Senior Advisor at KPMG’s Board Leadership Center, which provides a powerful combination of resources and insight to help boards deepen their engagement on the critical issues shaping boardroom agendas and discussions. She is a frequent writer and speaker on board governance topics, including strategy, risk, culture, the corporation’s role in society, and board composition and effectiveness. Susan is a lawyer and former Fortune 500 executive, with 25+ years in the consumer products industry, including roles as Vice President, Global Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Governance Officer at The Hershey Company, and Chief Counsel, US Snacks at Mondelez (then a $5 billion division of Kraft/Nabisco), where she provided strategic advice through a legal lens and led initiatives that protected value and enabled sustainable, global growth of some of the world’s most famous and best-loved brands.
Susan is a member of Women Corporate Directors and has led WCD Thought Leadership Commissions on topics including visionary boards and board decision-making. She is a champion of board diversity, and on behalf of KPMG serves as a member of the Equilar Diversity Network, and drives KPMG’s strategic and educational support of LCDA (Latino Corporate Directors Association), Ascend/Pinnacle, Quorum, and the Hispanic IT Executive Council, among others. In 2020, Susan was selected for inclusion in the NACD Directorship 100, which recognizes influential directors and leaders in corporate governance. She has also been a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and serves as an advisor for the GLG Institute.
She has served on the board of numerous nonprofits, including the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the umbrella organization for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) system. She currently serves on the boards of the Institute for Mindful Leadership and The Latino Corporate Directors Education Foundation (LCDEF). She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review.