Faculty: Susanne La Faver

Susanne La Faver

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco
Susanne La Faver

Susanne La Faver has extensive corporate experience supporting organizational goals with effective strategic communications research, planning, implementation and evaluation; media relations; crisis and issues management; and public affairs counsel.

Susanne directed communications and issues management at Roche Molecular Systems; Kaiser Permanente; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Tri Valley Growers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1245; and Alta Bates Hospital. Her strategic consulting clients include Bechtel Group, Inc.; Calpine Corp.; Kaiser Permanente; Levi Strauss & Co.; Pillsbury Madison & Sutro; and Pacific Telesis (SBC Communications).

She worked in Asia, Latin America and Europe, and produced communications in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.

Susanne teaches public relations via eLearning to graduate students in the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University, San Francisco.


BA (Public relations), San Diego State University

MPA (organization and management), Golden Gate University


2008 -- Present
Certified campaign trainer
National Women's Political Caucus of California

2000 - present
Principal, La Faver Communications

1999 -- 2000
Director, Public Policy and Communications
Roche Molecular Systems

Director, National Public Relations and Issues Management
Kaiser Permanente