Susan Rubinstein has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Common Cause New York since 2008 and has been a member of the Common Cause National Governing Board since October, 2014. She was a strategic marketing consultant to leading corporations for more than 25 years, specializing in new product development, corporate and brand strategy and positioning. Her client roster included Avon; Bacardi; Brown Forman; Citicorp; Chanel; Christie’s; Diageo; Kraft; M&M/Mars, PepsiCo, and a number of leading advertising agencies.
Susan has also served as a campaign consultant for several city, state and national political campaigns developing message, campaign issues and writing speeches and campaign materials.
In addition to her board positions at Common Cause, Susan serves on the President’s Advisory Council for Smith College, on the Advisory Board of the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, and is a member of the Brookings Council.
She received an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Smith College in Government. She spent her Junior Year abroad at the Instutut des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva, Switzerland and speaks French fluently.