Susan Stutsman Sessa has been with the Zell/ Lurie Real Estate Center since 2013. As the Managing Director, she directs all staff and is responsible for all program development and execution at the Center. Prior to her employment at the Center, she was a practicing attorney and supported many charitable causes particularly those that favored children, the Arts and the empowerment of women, children and their families. She was a founding Board Member and served as the President of the St. Christopher's Foundation for Children, which built and supports the Ronald McDonald House at Erie and Front Streets. Ms. Sessa received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Villanova University.