Susan Thibodeaux has many years of lending experience. Susan began her financial career at First Federal when it was still a Savings and Loan institution. In lending, she has worked as Branch Manager, Quality Control Manager, Assistant Manager, and Loan Originator.
Rounding out her business experience, she has also been Office Administrator, Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk, Teller Supervisor and Payroll Accountant. One of the characteristics that Susan brings to her role as Business Consultant is that of a hands-on business owner. In 1993, with the help of the LSBDC, she opened a mortgage company in Lake Charles. She managed as many as eight employees and was a broker for over $400,000,000 in mortgages.
Susan joined the LSBDC at McNeese's team in September 2014. She has lived the majority of her life in the Lake Charles area. She earned a B.S. in Finance in 1991 from McNeese State University. Susan is married with two grown children, Justin and Katelyn.
She has firsthand knowledge of the vast resources LSBDC can offer small business owners, and has practical experience to help an entrepreneur start, grow and expand a business. Susan was named the 2017 Louisiana SBDC State Star, an honor that recognizes her outstanding work.