Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Topeka Capital-Journal
Susan Cantrell (j'83) has been in sales and marketing leadership positions at The Kansas City Star, The Arizona Daily Star and The Lawrence Journal-World. Cantrell has specialized in the creation of innovative print and digital solutions to help diversify the newspaper industry and provide marketing solutions for businesses. She launched a special events and magazine division for The Kansas City Star in the 1990s, created weddings franchises that include websites, magazines and special events in multiple markets and has led sales teams to generate millions of dollars in new revenue streams over the years.
After graduating with a journalism degree from The University of Kansas, Cantrell has been involved from the ground floor up in the transformation of the newspaper industry from a primarily print and advertising insert vehicle into the multimedia industry it is today. She and her husband live in Lawrence with their two sons and two dogs.