About Speaker Susan Packard…
Susan Packard is co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV.
Packard held a variety of senior positions at Scripps Networks Interactive, (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet. The company’s media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, country music network Great American Country (GAC) and the Travel Channel. She created and served as president of Scripps Networks New Ventures, where she oversaw the development and launch of DIY Network and online interactive platforms. She was also president of worldwide distribution for the Scripps cable brands.
Packard got her start in media with sales positions at HBO, and then helped to start up CNBC. Following these roles, she moved to SNI. Today she writes, speaks, and helps to coach and mentor senior leaders.
Susan’s first book, New Rules of the Game, was written to help women navigate and lead in the workplace. Her second book, called Fully Human, Three Steps to Grow your Emotional Fitness for Work, Leadership and Life, offers a fresh, new framework for growing one’s emotional intelligence. It will be published in February, 2019.
She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband and two female felines named Diva and Dart. They have a son, Andrew.