Suzanne Abair

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Professional Affiliation: Chief Operating Officer, Northland Investment Corporation

Background and Community Activities: Suzanne oversees day-to-day management of all aspects of Northland’s operations and plays a leading role in setting and monitoring the company’s vision and strategy.  Suzanne joined the company in 2004 and served as Northland’s General Counsel for twelve years prior to becoming COO.  During her tenure as General Counsel, Suzanne had oversight of all of the company’s legal matters including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, fund formation, and litigation.

Suzanne was a Partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C., where she represented Northland in private practice for seven years before joining Northland as General Counsel in 2004.  Prior to that, Suzanne was an Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York.

Suzanne holds a B.S. from Ithaca College, magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo School of Law, summa cum laude.