SUSIE GRAY is publisher for the Austin American-Statesman, a position she’s held since December 2012. Prior to her appointment to publisher of the Statesman, she was executive VP and general manager for USA TODAY. Additionally, Gray held senior executive positions at the Detroit Media Partnership, including CEO. She began her media career in 1984 when she joined the Arkansas Gazette as VP and director of marketing. Gray currently serves on the International board of directors for the International News Media Association (INMA), and on the diversity and inclusion advisory council for Cox Media Group. She serves as chair of the governing board of Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas chapter and volunteers as a wish granter. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for Downtown Austin Alliance, is a member of the special events and partnerships committee for the Greater Austin Chamber, and previously served as a member of the executive leadership team for Austin Heart Walk. Gray is a volunteer for Communities In Schools Reading Buddy Program and is a member of the Leadership Giving Circle for Austin Ed Fund. She was named Texas Business Woman of the Year by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas for 2014.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Susie Gray and other top speakers and celebrities.