Susan Davis is the Director of Events for the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, California. She grew up on Long Island and graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston with a BA in Art History. Susan lived in New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston and Detroit before moving to Southern California.
In 2000… At the age of 47, she found herself newly single and new to California. Finding herself on her own, she needed to get a career going. Susan had some corporate middle management experience with The Hartford Insurance Co and had a deep LOVE OF ART and MUSIC. As fate would have it, she lived down the road from The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, in Laguna Beach, CA.
She took an entry-level job at The Festival of Arts to get a foot in the door… and rather quickly saw an opportunity when another job opened as the Director of Special Events, which she applied for and was hired. That was in 2001. Susan took the job and during the course of the next 16 years, developed a summer concert series presenting world-class musicians to their stage over 55 consecutive nights.
Of her many life achievements, her 2 greatest achievements are her two adult daughters who are both very artistic and creative.