Suzanne Chisholm

Location New York

Event Producer

PR Event Producer Content Strategist
8 Projects

Work History

Freelance Senior Producer & Consultant, Events
Event Producer & Consultant
Oct 2015 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Key Roles: Product Experience Producer, Sponsor Manager, Event Producer, Project Manager, BOH/FOH Operations, Business Development Manager, Client Relations, RFP Manager & Pricing Specialist Key Projects: • Women in the World Summit – Lincoln Center, NYC (5/2017 and 5/2018) • Harlem EatUp! – Morningside Park, NYC (6/2017 and 6/2018) • Chefs for Kids’ Cancer – Metropolitan West, NYC (3/2018) • Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Family Fun Day – Apple Seeds, NYC (12/2017) • New Alternatives for Children Benefit Gala – American Natural History Museum, NYC (11/2017) • Halloween Bash 2017 – Brookfield Place, NYC (10/2017) • Uber Drive-In Movie – Driver Appreciation Event – Bengies Drive-In, Middle River, MD (10/2017) • New Museum IDEASCity Festival – Sara D. Roosevelt Park, NYC (9/2017) • The Meadows Music & Arts Festival – Citi Field, Queens, NY (9/2017) • Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 product launch of Galaxy Note8 smartphone (8/2017) • Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hamptons Party for Pink – Bridgehampton, NY (8/2017) • Brooklyn Defender Services Gala – Historic Williamsburg Savings Bank, Brooklyn, NY (11/2016)
NYC Wine & Food Festival - Event Producer and Operations Manager (BOH)
Share Our Strength | No Kid Hungry
Sep 2016 – Present
• Manage BOH organization, inventory, troubleshooting and general event production. • Supervise rotating team for multiple events including staffing, training and workflow. • Partner with 300+ sponsors, exhibitors & culinary managers for set-up and inventory control. • Coordinate with front house management for multi-day, 100+ events with 50,000+ attendees. • NYCWFF has raised over $10.5 million to fight hunger.
Event Producer - Freelance
TK New York, Inc.
2016 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Production work for large-scale events including festivals, conferences, charity functions and culinary expos. Key Projects: Women in the World Summit in association with The New York Times; New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF); Harlem EatUp!; Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hamptons Party for Pink; New Alternatives for Children Annual Benefit Gala; Brooklyn Defender Services Benefit Gala.
Gallery Associate
Chisholm Larsson Gallery and Chisholm Gallery
1997 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Sales & Marketing - Family Businesses established c. 1975 NYC • Internet & retail sales of original vintage posters for two independently owned family-run galleries. • Execute sales via multiple channels including e-commerce and direct sales both B2B and B2C. • Create advertising presence in trade magazines, web communities, auction houses, movies & TV. • Assist in the selection and procurement of new merchandise from worldwide sources. • Knowledge of historical advertising, design & marketing campaigns utilized over last 100 years. • New York International Vintage Poster Fair tradeshows 2005-2014; IVPDA trade association.
Global Product Manager
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Nov 2010 – Oct 2015
New York, New York
Executed business development, marketing & cross-border strategies in U.S., Europe & Asia for 400+ attorney law firm, including RFPs; pitches; business plans; events; competitive intelligence; knowledge management; content management; press releases; print & digital collateral. Managed full verticals for Financial Services, Investment Management, Funds, Financial Regulation, Derivatives, Structured Products, ERISA, Bankruptcy and Restructuring teams. Executed national and global initiatives across offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Charlotte, London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Brussels. Key Roles: Business Development Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Marketing Manager, Business Analyst, Deputy RFP Supervisor, Pricing Specialist, Process Improvement Advisor, Training Supervisor, Global Initiatives and Communications Lead, Content Manager, UAT Lead, Program Manager.
Global Product Manager
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Jan 2009 – Nov 2010
New York, New York
Executed business development, marketing & public relations strategies for 900+ attorney law firm. Primary verticals included: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Banking & Finance groups, among other specialty groups. Managed and executed the development, design and adoption of new technologies to solve efficiency issues across multiple departments, including identifying issues, defining requirements and working directly with internal and external technology teams to implement solutions. Promoted and improved internal and external profiles and communications among global offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
Corporate Staffing Manager
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2002 – 2009
New York, New York
• Built teams for 40+ projects/deals per week that consistently met or exceeded project and client requirements. Managed team of 150+ junior attorneys and cultivated attorney professional development and assignments across major corporate groups: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions. • Product/Project Manager for new customized software product with multiple integrations adopted enterprise-wide that improved: workflow, cross-functional communications, capacity planning, performance evaluation, cost-savings and efficiencies.
Legal Conflicts Manager
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2005 – 2007
New York, New York
Performed highly confidential & time-sensitive conflicts analysis for all new business worldwide. Advised and served as intermediary/liaison between IT, Conflicts and external vendors on design, modeling, integration, maintenance, and modification of new technology solutions. Product Manager/Project Manager/Business Analyst/Product Owner for projects described below.
Senior Corporate Paralegal
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2000 – 2002
New York, New York
Led large paralegal teams on transactions, including: Heinz-Del Monte $2.8B spin-off & merger; Seagram $8.15B sale to Diageo & Pernod Ricard; Peabody Energy IPO; Weight Watchers IPO.
Production Assistant - Documentary Film
Mountain House Films, LLC
Apr 2010 – Jun 2010
Virginia - various
Coordinated cast members and extras, conducted on-camera interviews of general public, brainstormed story angles, insured all release forms signed, liaised with local officials & national park rangers as needed, assisted with setting and enforcing daily film schedule, acted as courier, performed crowd control and provided general all-around assistance to director & producer.


General Assembly
Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia