Attorney Susan Simms Marsh was installed as the International Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at their International meeting on July 15, 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. Her term runs from 2010 – 2012.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is an international service organization founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, it is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. The sorority is comprised of a nucleus of 260,000 members and 975 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa. The Sorority’s mission, “Service to all Mankind”, is achieved through a comprehensive array of programs and advocacy initiatives
Susan became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1979 at the Iota Mu Chapter on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Upon moving to the Harrisburg area, after graduating from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1984, she joined the Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter. She served as President of the Harrisburg chapter from 1992-1993 and from 1999-2001. She has also held several offices and chaired several program and operational committees in the chapter. Under her leadership as Vice President and Program Chairman the Harrisburg Chapter received several regional awards for their community programs. In 2009, she received the North Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Marjorie Parker Leadership Award. She has also received several awards from Epsilon Sigma Omega for distinguished service and leadership.
Susan was previously elected by the North Atlantic Region, which includes eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, eastern New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts , Connecticut, Maryland and Washington DC, to serve as the regional representative to the International Nominating Committee from 2002 – 2004. She also served on the Sorority’s International Technology Committee from 2006 – 2010.
Susan is Corporate Counsel for the American Water Company in Hershey PA. She is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, Association of Corporate Counsel, and Corporate Counsel Women of Color, National Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Keystone Bar Associations. In 2009, Susan was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to serve on Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission, and she serves on the Pennsylvania Department of State Corporation Advisory Committee. Susan’s community involvement also includes service on the boards of the Central Pennsylvania Boys and Girls Club of America, Pennsylvania United Way and the AAA Central Penn Board of Directors.
She and her husband Ronald Marsh are active members of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church where she serves as Pro-Bono Legal Counsel.