Director of Finance, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Serving as Finance Director for the City of Fort Lauderdale since December 2019, Susan Grant has 29 years’ experience in public management, 27 of which were spent on the senior management team of the City of Coral Springs, Florida. In Coral Springs, Susan served as deputy city manager, director of financial services, director of human resources and city controller. During Susan’s time there, she helped guide the City in the successful pursuit of many prestigious awards, including the 2007 Malcolm Baldridge Award and Florida Governor’s Sterling Awards in 2003 and 1997. Coral Springs was the first organization to win the Sterling Award twice. Susan also served as an examiner for both awards, and she currently serves as a judge for the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award.
As deputy city manager, Susan oversaw the City’s financial services, budget, human resources, information technology, marketing and communications departments and the Office of the City Clerk. As director of financial services, Susan managed all divisions including accounting, water billing, accounts payable, payroll, risk management, treasury, and purchasing. Her responsibilities as human resources director included recruitment and selection, policy formation and interpretation, training and development, classification and compensation, rewards and recognition, employee relations (including labor negotiations), and pension and benefits administration (including management of self-insured health plans). Before entering public service, Susan worked as a chief financial officer, senior financial analyst and senior accountant in the private sector.