Louis SusmanSenior Advisor
Louis Susman is a senior advisor to Gladstone Place Partners. Mr. Susman has a range of experience in both the public and private sectors, acting as advisor to several presidents including Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. A former lawyer and banker, Mr. Susman served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s from 2009 to 2013 and was an active member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2012 to 2017.
Prior to his appointment by President Obama, Mr. Susman was vice chairman of Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking and a member of the Citigroup International Advisory Board where he played an integral role in several major mergers, including Dayton Hudson’s purchase of Marshall Field’s. Prior to his investment banking experience, Mr. Susman was a former partner at the law firm of Thompson & Mitchell in St. Louis. He practiced law there for 27 years and was on the board of directors of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1975 to 1989. Today, Mr. Susman is an advisor to several firms, boards of directors and acts as chairman for organizations such as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and Atlas Merchant Capital to name a few. In 2017, Mr. Susman was appointed by President Obama to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1959 and his LL.B. from Washington University in 1962, as well as an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Connecticut College in 2012.