Primary Role
Founder & CEO at WeSpire
Wesleyan University

Person Details


Susan Hunt Stevens is the Founder/CEO of WeSpire, the leading technology provider of sustainability engagement programs to global companies. She is a recognized expert in the use of social and game mechanics to drive positive behavior change.

Previously, Stevens spent nine years at The New York Times Company, most recently as senior vice president, digital for Boston Globe Media, where she ran, one of the largest news and information sites on the web.

She began her career as a management consultant, working for the same leadership team at three different firms, including Alexander & Alexander, Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and APM.

Stevens joined The New York Times in 1998 as director of marketing for, left the company briefly in 2000 to co-found and serve as President for Abridge, Inc, a venture-funded e-mail data mining start-up, and rejoined The Times in 2002 as Vice President of Circulation Marketing for The Boston Globe. She was promoted in 2005 to Vice President, Consumer Marketing taking leadership for consumer public relations and brand marketing for The Boston Globe and In 2006, she was promoted the Senior Vice President, circulation and marketing.

Ms. Stevens received her MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College; she also holds a BA in Government with high honors from Wesleyan University and is a candidate for a graduate certificate in sustainable design at the Boston Architectural College.

She serves on the board of Xconomy, the New England Clean Energy Council, the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, and the emeritus board of the Center for Women & Enterprise, a non-profit that helps women start and grow businesses.

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