Susan Hammel

Susan Hammel, CFA, translates between mission-driven change-makers and expert investors.  Susan began her career at Prudential Impact Investments where she managed an $88 million impact portfolio and obtained her CFA® . Susan’s Harvard MPP and philosophy degree from Carleton College inspired her to leave Wall Street and use her financial acumen to help mission-driven organizations. Since 1998 Susan is Founder and CEO of Cogent Consulting, PBC, where she and her team build bridges between philanthropy and traditional finance, serving foundations across the country who want to do good well. For a fifth year, Susan is Minnesota Council on Foundations Executive in Residence for impact investing. Prior to this role, Susan was Executive Director of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and CFO for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.