Susie Arshonsky is currently a marketing brand manager for a multimillion-dollar portfolio of surgical topical skin adhesives at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She attended Northwestern University on an NROTC (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) scholarship, and graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in biomedical engineering. Upon graduation, Susie served five years active duty in the United States Navy as a surface warfare nuclear propulsion trained officer, and led two divisions of sailors on overseas deployments in the Persian Gulf and the Western Pacific in support of the global war on terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After completing her active duty commitment, Susie transitioned to the private sector, as a medical device design engineer for J&J, where she had the opportunity to design and launch innovative advanced bipolar laparoscopic devices used in minimally invasive surgery. After earning an MBA from Xavier University, Susie transitioned into a Marketing Leadership Development Program and had the opportunity to work on J&J’s Hemostasis and Endomechanical Surgical businesses, working to transfer customer insights into valuable and life-saving medical devices.
Susie has been a member of HBA New York since 2017 when she relocated from J&J’s Ethicon corporate office in Cincinnati, Ohio to their Somersville, New Jersey location. She has made significant contributions to the success of HBA New York programs. Susie was instrumental in orchestrating a successful event in the promotion of International Women’s Day at J&J’s innovation center JLabs. Susie exemplifies leadership in every sense of the word. She is thoughtful in her communication, organized and strategic when managing multiple stakeholders, and always keeps the purpose of the HBA in mind. She was given a difficult task to drive record attendance in a tight deadline. Her efforts exceeded the program attendance goal by 25%. This enabled the HBA to increase our brand reach to drive the organization’s central purpose of furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.