Susi DuBoisExecutive Assistant to the President and CEO
Whether working in higher education, health care or the software industry, Susi DuBois has made a career out of supporting others. Her desire to help others is what led her to take on the role of executive assistant to the president and CEO at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.
DuBois joined the Community Foundation after serving as as director of nutrition services at Buchannan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa. During the most difficult stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic, she realized how much she cared about having a job that has a direct impact on people’s lives.
In her role at the Community Foundation, DuBois works closely with President and CEO Nancy Van Milligen, helping build relationships with local and national funders and serving as a point of contact for the board of directors.
DuBois’ career included planning business travel for Cartograph Systems. In 2005, she joined the staff of Loras College as an event coordinator, eventually becoming director of campus dining.
The experience at Loras helped her become familiar with the diverse communities that make up Dubuque.
“Many of the staff members I worked with were from the Marshall Islands,” she says. “As I got to know them, I really appreciated all they do to build their lives in this community, so far from their homelands.”
Raised in New Vienna, a town of about 500 residents in western Dubuque County, DuBois is married with three adult children and eight grandchildren. Family is the most important aspect of her life, and she also makes time for golfing and other outdoor activities.
Q. What is the most unusual job you have had?
A. When my children were small, I worked from home for a designer to make custom bridesmaid dresses for weddings.