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Susan T. Spencer graduated with honors and awards from Boston University (BA) and received her MA in history/economics from Hofstra—her thesis on “The Role of Women in Business during the Revolutionary War, 1770-1785” was a foreshadowing of her own business career.
She founded her first company—(Papillon) producing high end tennis clothing to stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. A legal dispute with her partner resulted in an early termination of the company which motivated her to enter law school to study business law.
Fresh out of Villanova Law School she worked at a corporate law firm in Philadelphia and also served as the legal counsel of the Philadelphia Eagles. After several years she became the vice president and acting general manager of the franchise—the only woman to ever hold all three positions with a professional football team.
Five years later, after the team was sold, she started her own food distribution company. Three years later she purchased her first meat processing company—Allied Steaks, and a few years later purchased a large meat processing business with several hundred employees. Her companies had combined annual revenues of 50 million. Susan continued to expand Allied Steaks, which she owned and operated for twenty years.
Allied Steaks was the only woman owned company that sold millions of pounds of meat products to national fast food chains including; McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, and many others.
Briefcase Essentials, Susan’s first book, (official launch date 3-1-11), has received the Axiom Award as one of the best business books of 2011. The book was written to share her stories about working in male dominated industries and describe how she used 12 natural talents, that all women possess, to succeed in a business world that is currently dominated by men.
She owns a meat trading company, hosts a radio show (Business Buzz) on Women’s Radio, is a guest lecturer at UNLV’s School of Entrepreneurship, is a blogger (www.briefcaseessentials.com/blog), is also a blogger on Forbes. Com contributing articles on leadership and entrepreneurship, and many of her articles about women’s business issues and professional football have been featured in CNBC.com, the Huffington Post and Reuters.com among others.
Susan is a featured guest lecturer, a legal expert, advisor, and guest on numerous sports radio shows across the country where she gives her opinion on legal and business issues affecting professional sports and recently has been called upon to talk about the issues surrounding the current NFL lockout.
Susan also finds time to mentor teen entrepreneurs and young businesswomen in Nevada.
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hey susan dont know if you saw this yet so i'm sending it your way...http://espn.go.com/espnw/more-sports/7181147/oakland-raiders-ceo-amy-trask-driven-mentor-al-davis
yeah i'll lead the parade for amy trask, i'll call the parade "the amy trask for comish parade"... seriously though goodell is a chump who wants to be (donald) trump, we might not have a female president in the white house yet but that doesn't mean the nfl cant lead the fight for women in power... if the nfl opened up comish selection to fan votes, trask would have my vote hands down... props to you, amy and the bengals lady in charge... keep up the good fight.
-the only real raider fan aka Nathaniel S...
Thanks for the comment. Yes, I am a pretty big Rams fan, and Vermiel was and still is my favorite football coach of all. That's pretty awesome that you knew him, and was able to work for the Eagles (any pro sports team would be awesome). Congrats on all your success, it appears by your profile that you've been a very busy girl. Coach Spagnola as far as being what appears to be a genuine good man with a high moral character reminds me somewhat of Coach Vermiel. Nice chatting with you, later, Kyle B.
You have accomplished so much. The accomplishments you have made in you career motivate any aspiring young person, male or female.