Executive Director, NETS
Susan Gillies was selected as the Executive Director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) in October 2021 and is responsible for overseeing and leading all aspects of the organization’s operations and services, including international growth, conferences, the annual benchmark process, and other road safety programs and initiatives. Susan first joined NETS in 2013 as the Marketing and Operations Manager and has overseen a wide variety of NETS back-office operations and membership processes. In addition to publishing the NETS monthly newsletter (NETSWork), she also facilitated and led numerous NETS projects such as the annual Strength in Numbers® Road Safety Benchmark survey, Drive Safely Work Week™ campaigns, the Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes to Employers-2019™ report and Cost of Crashes App, and the NHTSA Cooperative Agreement Employer Outreach Program. As the Marketing and Operations Manager and then Director, Susan helped organize the NETS annual fleet safety and international conferences, maintained NETS Membership FORUM, and served as the primary point of contact with NETS members and sponsor partners.
Prior to joining NETS, Susan worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Benefits Division, in various roles including Supervisory Veterans Service Representative, Program Analyst, and Management Analyst/Human Resource Coordinator. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree from Manchester University and studied abroad for a year in France. She is conversational in French and enjoys traveling whenever she can—especially with her two teenagers if she can drag them away from social media.