Dr. Suzanne E. Szabo, Mount Pleasant, passed away on March 1, 2012, at Washington Hospital Center after a prolonged illness.
Born to Joseph and Mary Szabo (both deceased) of Anderson, South Carolina, she was an applied sociologist who headed a consulting firm, Organizational Research and Consulting. Her clients included the IRS, Ernst & Young, and the Defense Information Systems Agency. Educated at the University of Maryland University College (BA), Boston University (M. Ed.), and North Carolina State University (Ph.D.), she served in leadership positions with the American Society for Training and Development (national, Los Angeles, and DC chapters), and as president of Historic Mt. Pleasant. Known by all as a vivacious, beautiful, and caring person, she is survived only by her life partner, Dr. Joseph Robert White.
Suzanne created the original strategic plan that hasn't really been updated since. Also in 1993 we partnered with the Hawaii chapter to create the 1st international conference before National did and gained a huge profit for our chapter.
In lieu of flowers, Dr. White asks donations to be made in Suzanne's name to one of the following charities that she supported: the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Camps and Ghettos Encyclopedia Project; the Kennedy Center; the Smithsonian Institution; or Historic Mt. Pleasant.