Faculty Profile: Susan L Blount
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Susan Blount served as General Counsel of Prudential Financial, a leading provider of insurance, retirement and asset management products and services, from 2005 to 2015. In that role she led a team of 700 people around the world in the Company's Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs organization. Susan joined Prudential in 1985 as a staff attorney in the Company's commercial real estate organization. Thereafter, she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including the roles of Chief Investment Counsel and Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Prudential, Susan was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis.
Susan is active in professional and community service. While at Prudential she served on the Boards of such organizations as Montclair State University (the second largest university in New Jersey), the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJLeep). She was also a regular faculty member at Stanford University's annual Directors' College and a regular participant in Stanford's Institutional Investors Forum. She currently serves on the University of Texas Law School Foundation, the Executive Committee of the Center for Women in Law and the Nantucket Historical Associaition.
In 2017 Susan was an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University.
In 2019 she joined the board of Cavco Industries as an independent outside director.