Susan Packard is co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV.
Packard held a variety of senior positions at Scripps Networks Interactive, (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet. The company’s media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, country music network Great American Country (GAC) and the Travel Channel. She created and served as president of Scripps Networks New Ventures, where she oversaw the development and launch of DIY Network and online interactive platforms. She was also president of worldwide distribution for the Scripps cable brands.
Packard got her start in media with sales positions at HBO, and then helped to start up CNBC. Following these roles, she moved to SNI. Today she writes, speaks, and helps to coach and mentor senior leaders.
Susan’s first book, New Rules of the Game, was written to help women navigate and lead in the workplace. Her second book, called Fully Human, Three Steps to Grow your Emotional Fitness for Work, Leadership and Life, offers a fresh, new framework for growing one’s emotional intelligence. It will be published in February, 2019.
Elizabeth Mendenhall, a REALTOR® from Columbia, Missouri, is the 2019 Immediate Past President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
A sixth-generation REALTOR®, Elizabeth is the CEO for RE/MAX Boone Realty and has been in the business for more than 20 years.
As the 2018 President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Elizabeth helped drive bold innovation, specifically aimed at heightening NAR’s communications, technology and advocacy strategies. Accomplishments include amplifying real-time member communications, championing fair housing, and positioning REALTORS® as technology advocates to further emphasize the critical nature of the role REALTORS® provide in the industry.
An accomplished speaker, Elizabeth represents the association and NAR’s Leadership Team, presenting to REALTOR® and industry audiences, nationwide and abroad.
Throughout her years of service, Elizabeth has earned numerous industry accolades and awards such as the RIS Media 2018 Newsmaker Award, 2017 & 2018 Swanepoel Power 200, Columbia Area Young Professionals Athena Award Inaugural Honoree, and RE/MAX International Broker Manager of the Year.
Elizabeth serves on the NAR Board of Directors, where she has served twelve times since 2005. Additionally, Elizabeth chaired the NAR Strategic Planning Committee in 2012, served as NAR Vice President of Committees in 2011 and Liaison to Association Leadership in 2008.
In addition to her national work, Elizabeth has held numerous leadership positions at state and local REALTOR® associations, as well as with the Women’s Council, including 2010 President of the Missouri REALTORS ®, 2003 President of the Columbia Board of REALTORS®, and the 2004 President of the Missouri Women’s Council.
Active in her community, Elizabeth served on the board of directors for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the local United Way, and Job Point. She also founded and served as the first president of the Mid-Missouri Affiliate for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.