Susan Brown is Director of Philanthropy for Clayton. Previously, she served as a business consultant whose clients include Massey Group, Clayton Homes and Scripps Networks Interactive. Susan also served as Chief Operating Officer for IdleAire, Regional President of Rural/Metro Corporation and as a member of Mayor Victor Ashe’s cabinet as the City of Knoxville’s Director of Economic and Community Development. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Holston Gases, Knox Education Foundation, Knoxville Chamber’s Economic Development Council, Clayton Bradley Academy, Rebuilding Together Knoxville, and is a member of the Executive Women’s Association. She is a former chair of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Housing and Development Authority, United Way of Greater Knoxville, Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, and Nucleus Knoxville. Ms. Brown is a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 1994, and a YWCA Tribute to Women winner in the Business and Government Category in 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee.