President - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
|Susan Marenoff-Zausner is President of the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, directing all aspects of the venue and its approximate $38M budget. During her tenure, Susan has transformed a niche tourist venue into a nationally recognized cultural institution and attraction that provides world-class educational, inspirational and engaging experiences for nearly one million visitors annually. Previously as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Business Development, Susan brought the Intrepid’s brand to the forefront of the New York City and tourism markets through strategic marketing partnerships, special events and value-added customer experiences and benefits.
Prior to joining the Intrepid, Susan was General Manager of the New York Power of the Women’s United Soccer Association. Under her leadership, WUSA launched New York’s first professional women’s soccer team in less than four months. The league and the team brought the finest professional talent from around the world to the USA, forming the most highly competitive and sought after market in the sport.
Prior to WUSA, Susan was the Director of Global Marketing at the Women’s Tennis Association Tour (WTA), where she raised Tour credibility and player loyalty through high-impact branding campaigns and negotiating one of the largest sponsorships in the history of women’s sports. Prior to the WTA Tour, Susan was the New York/New Jersey Venue Director for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup (soccer), directing the entire operation in the most critical market for the largest women’s team sporting event in history. Early in her career, Susan was a top revenue producer at Madison Square Garden and became the youngest female to be named Vice President of the world’s most famous arena up until that time.
Susan earned a B.S. in Business Management from State University of New York at Binghamton, and completed additional management coursework and certificate training at Duke University, New York University, and Polytechnic of North London.