Suzanne Burke recognized as top CEO in the region

Friday, September 3, 2021

Suzanne Burke, CEO of Council on AgingCouncil in Aging (COA) CEO, Suzanne Burke, was recently honored by the Cincinnati Business Courier with a C-Suite Award. Burke won in the Chief Executive Officer, Large Non-Profit Category. 

In it's seventh year, the C-Suite Awards honor top-level executives who’ve shown outstanding leadership and led stellar performance at Greater Cincinnati businesses and nonprofits.

The Courier announced the winners during a virtual awards ceremony September 2, 

A special section in the Sept. 3 print edition of the Courier featured information about the C-Suite finalists and profiles of the winners. Click here to read Burke's profile. In addition to her profile, Burke was one of only a handful of honorees featured in the paper's Sept. 3 cover story, Cool Under Pressure.  In the story, area CEOs discussed ways their companies adapted on the fly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they are carrying some of those adaptations forward. 

As part of her C-Suite profile, Burke shared with the Courier the professional acheivement that has given her the most satisfaction during her career. "The way our entire organization stepped up to help seniors, who were severely impacted, throughout the pandemic.  In addition to our normal services, we distributed over 7,000 boxes of personal products, 15,600 shelf stable two-week meal boxes, and started a new comfort meal program.  The comfort meal program has provided over 88,000 restaurant meals for seniors in low-income buildings.  This program was a win-win as local restaurants were suffering from business loss due to COVID and they were able to be paid to provide special meals to our older adults who were also suffering."