About Suzanne Garber

Chief Networking Officer, International SOS

Suzanne Garber is the Chief Operating Officer, Americas Region for International SOS America based in Philadelphia. Mrs. Garber's primary focus is to design and support the overall strategy of the Americas to further accelerate the acquisition of new corporate clients and broaden the portfolio of products. She has day-to-day responsibility for the Americas region and is accountable for the delivery of P&L of the entire region.

Prior to joining International SOS, Mrs. Garber enjoyed a successful career with various operating companies of FedEx, culminating in her role as Managing Director, South America. In that position, she was based in Sao Paulo, Brazil with a primary focus to improve the overall profitability of the Latin America & Caribbean division and lead her team in 13 countries to implement strategies that increased revenues in the corporate customer segments, maximize operational assets, and strengthen service offerings within the region. Previous positions held include sales director, global accounts based in Miami, corporate sales manager based in Washington, D.C., major sales manager based in Cincinnati, and worldwide account manager based in Philadelphia. During her tenure at FedEx, she won the LAC Leadership award, Star award, Team of the Year award and was a four-time President’s Club winner for outstanding sales.

Civically, Mrs. Garber was named one of South Florida’s International Business Women of the Year sponsored by Latin Trade magazine and sat on the board of directors for the Women in International Trade Miami chapter. She has moderated conferences for the International Aviation Women’s Association and spoken on intellectual property and global brand management at Columbia, Pepperdine, and Rutgers universities. Mrs. Garber is also an active “LifeChanger” with Global Action, having visited and volunteered at orphanages around the world.

Mrs. Garber is an honors graduate from Rutgers University with a degree in Spanish and a Master’s degree recipient with honors from the University of Pennsylvania specializing in environmental engineering. Reared in Spain, Mexico, Algeria, Egypt, the Dominican Republic and various U.S. states, she is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Christopher.

Duty of Care and the Safety Network

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I was recently asked to connect on LinkedIn with someone who had almost 20 million connections. I responded in my usual fashion, “Thank you for the invitation to connect. Please advise how I may help you in your business; I believe it is important to engage my network and appreciate the courtesy of a reply.” Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care on the Radar at SHRM

Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria opened up the 2013 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conference held earlier this week in Chicago with a case for optimism. While much of the world is still recovering from an economic slump, there are still more than 90 countries whose economies are growing. In fact, most of those countries are in developing or less-than-developed nations, predominantly in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. And it is in and to these remote locations where many international expats and travelers are finding themselves.
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Not Just Surviving the Expat Experience But Thriving

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The epitome of receiving a sign that one’s professional accomplishments have been recognized by the upper echelons of one’s company is to be considered for an expatriate position. An appointment to an overseas post signifies competence on behalf of the professional, confidence on the part of the organization, and a promising future for the individual back at headquarters once the international assignment has been successfully completed. After all, it is often thought, if a candidate can make it there – overseas – they can make it anywhere. Or, so the thinking goes. Read full blog post »

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