Suzy Ganz of Lion Brothers

Suzy Ganz of Lion Brothers

While Susan Ganz, CEO and Chair of Lion Brothers, was brought to Baltimore by “happenstance,” we were very intent on bringing her to our “Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering” event. Her portfolio and innovation speak for themselves, and she will bring much knowledge for all in attendance.

Ganz is the CEO and Chair of Lion Brothers, which is the leading designer and manufacturer of apparel identity solutions. Lion’s clients include the world’s most notable organizations, teams, corporations and brands. Lion began as an embroidery company 115 years ago, and today it is a leader in technology-based identity products developed with a focus on material science and performance textiles. Ganz holds several patents on technologies for textiles, including 3D-visualization for print and cold-adhesive technologies for textiles.

Ganz currently serves as Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. She is Vice-Chair of Maryland’s Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI), serves on the Board of Visitors of Towson University and sits on the Board of the Maryland Israel Development Center and the Presidential Scholars Foundation. Ganz is a member of Trustees Council of Penn Women and is on the Board of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) Innovates, a social business enterprise based in Rwanda. Ganz serves on the Board of Hedwin Corporation, a privately held company based in Baltimore, and is a past director of Applica (NYSE: APN)

She holds an MBA in Finance and Multinational Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida. Ganz is a member of WPO/YPO, The Committee of 200 – the pre-eminent women’s business leadership organization – and Network 2000 – Maryland’s women professional leadership organization.  Ganz is married to Howard P. Sugarman, and has three children; Samuel (18), Ali (17) and Molly (15).

Women in Next Generation Manufacturing and Engineering – Hosted by RMI and Northrop Grumman  Electronic Systems

Next generation manufacturing depends on diverse strategies, new leadership styles and a background in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Maryland manufacturers need to know how to transform diversity into opportunity. This event offers a panel/audience discussion for anyone who wants to learn about successful women leaders in NextGenM .

The event will be held March 27, 2014 from 8 to 11:30 a.m., at the National Electronics Museum (1745 West  Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). The costs are $35.00 per RMI member  and $45.00 for a non-member (membership info here) .

RMI is giving students and teachers the opportunity to attend for free, but they must register here.

For more information or sponsorship details, contact Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111.


8:00 – 8:50 continental breakfast networking

8:50 – Welcome and introductions – Mike Galiazzo, President, RMI

8:55 – 9:10 Welcome & Remarks – Laura Neuman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County

9:10  -9:15  Today’s Program – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch, Vice President of Communications, Intelligence and Networking Solutions for the Land and Self Protection Systems Division of  Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems,  Member, RMI Board of Directors.

9:15 – 9:30   Remarks – Gloria A. Flach, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman  Electronic Systems

9:30 – 10:30 Panel – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch

Nichole Hickson-Oliver, Personnel Director, General Motors, Baltimore Operations

Susan (Suzy) Ganz ,  CEO and Chair of Lion Brothers, Member RMI Board of Directors

Jenny  Regan , CEO of Key Tech

Kay Rand, Vice President of Mission Assurance, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (ES) sector

10:30 -11:30 Community Conversations with the Audience



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