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Suzanne M. Hopgood

Suzanne M. Hopgood

The Hopgood Group, LLC
President & CEO
Hartford, CT, USA

Suzanne Hopgood is the CEO of The Hopgood Group, LLC, a corporate business consulting and governance firm she founded in 1985, assisting companies with business and financial challenges.  Her expertise includes being CEO and/or Chair of both public and private companies, and she is a Financial Expert.  She has served on the board of eleven companies.

Ms. Hopgood has served as Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee on the board of Point Blank Solutions, Inc (PBSO.pk), a global manufacturer of high performance body armor; on the board of Italy-based Villa Sistemi Medicali; as Chairman of the Board of Del Global Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: DGTC), an international manufacturer of medical equipment and defense products; as chair of Nominating & Governance and a Financial Expert of Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:  AKR); as Chair & CEO of Furr’s Restaurant Group (NYSE: FRG); and as CEO of Houlihan’s Restaurant Group. Ms. Hopgood currently serves as the Chair of Nominating & Governance on the board of Mace Security International (OTC:MACE), as Chair of Newport Harbor Corporation, a hospitality company, and she serves as the Governor-appointed Chair of the Capital Region Development Authority, which currently oversees $800 million in real estate construction.

She speaks internationally on corporate board issues, including to directors in Russia, Brazil, London, and Hong Kong.  She co-authored the award-winning Board Leadership for the Company in Crisis.  She authored Being A Woman On The Board, Nov/Dec 2017 The Corporate Board.

Prior to founding The Hopgood Group, LLC, Ms Hopgood was responsible for a $1 billion equity real estate portfolio for Aetna Realty Investors.  Prior to Aetna, she was the Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of a Massachusetts bank, responsible for all real estate.


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