Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin is a commercial real estate guru who puts her expertise to great use as a volunteer for the American Lung Association in California. Susan was a longtime volunteer for the Greater Bay Area, and when she moved to the Sacramento area in 2008, she immediately became involved in assisting the local office.


Thanks to Susan, a Broker with Colliers International, the Sacramento office was able to break a record for securing the tallest building in Sacramento for their inaugural stair climb, all within a six month period. Susan was part of the Semi-Geezer Climb Team, making it to the top in the inaugural event, and she was also named one of the top fundraisers.

In July 2009, Susan joined the State Board of Directors, where she now chairs ALAC’s Facilities Task Force. This Task Force has guided the board in making decisions in the sale of two buildings and in the negotiation of sub-leases, resulting in considerable cost savings for the organization. Not only did Susan recruit and work with the brokers who handled the building sales transactions, she convinced them to donate their sales commissions to the American Lung Association in California and become State of the Air Champions.

According to Jane Warner, ALAC CEO, “Our chartered association is very fortunate to have the considerable expertise of Susan Griffin on our Board. She exemplifies volunteer leadership by recruiting other volunteers, being personally generous with both her checkbook and time and securing support from outside organizations. We have benefited tremendously in more ways than are cited here from Susan’s unwavering dedication and commitment to service. She will continue to provide service by leading an effort to develop a five year strategic plan on facilities planning and positioning.”