Susan Lunden

Chief Operating Officer

Susan Lunden manages Audubon’s daily and long-term operations, providing leadership for Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Audubon’s other operational departments. Since becoming the Chief Operating Officer in 2012, Lunden has overseen the hiring of Audubon’s new executive team and has increased the effectiveness of Audubon’s administration while lowering costs and managing business risks.

With more than 25 years of financial, operational, and administrative experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Lunden is streamlining Audubon’s operational practices to support the strategic plan and increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Her leadership of Audubon’s business planning process will position Audubon for success in the next 5 years.

In Lunden’s previous role at Audubon, Chief of Staff, she streamlined the Finance and Human Resources departments—serving as interim head of each team, improved National Board meetings, hired a new executive team, and was instrumental in the creation of the strategic plan. Before joining Audubon, Lunden was the Westchester County Chapter President for The Pajama Program—a national nonprofit that distributes books and pajamas to children in need. She spent the majority of her career in leadership roles at Time Inc. including the Corporate Finance, Corporate Sales and Marketing divisions as well as at Money and Fortune magazines.  

Education

LEED Green Associate

Executive Program in Sustainability Management, Presidio Graduate School

Certificate in Nonprofit Management, New York University

Certified Public Accountant, New York State

B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Wisconsin