Susan G. Shows
Senior Vice President
Susan Shows manages GRA's investment portfolio including the award-winning Eminent Scholars Program and more than $600 million of strategic research infrastructure at Georgia's eight leading research universities. In 2002, she led the launch of GRA Ventures, the Alliance’s venture development program, and managed its growth until 2008.
Prior to joining GRA in 2001, Shows worked at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she played a leading role in the development and growth of university-industry initiatives in partnership with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and industry organizations in Georgia. She also managed the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a technology incubator based at Georgia Tech. She previously worked for Square D Company, and was part of the company's start-up team for a major manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Shows serves as an advisor to a number of regional and national organizations that support translational research, technology-based economic development, and venture development. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University and a BS in Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.