Susan Veidt - 2017
Susan Veidt spent her entire career in public relations in St. Louis, most of it at Fleishman-Hillard. When she retired at the beginning of 2018, she had risen to the position of Regional President, responsible for the operations and growth of the worldwide company’s largest office and world headquarters and three other Midwest branches. She was involved in changing the face of the PR industry from stunts and hype to strategic planning, crisis communications, media relations and community relations. Her teams at FH won over 20 major industry awards for their work, and her strong ties to St. Louis’ cultural institutions resulted in thousands of hours of community service.