Susan Payne

Founder, Payne Ross and Associates

Susan Payne

The Beginning
I was born in Burlington, Vermont.

Why Charlottesville?
I’ve been here since 1980.

What is Charlottesville’s greatest untapped potential?
Intellectual capacity. We don’t have the most people, but we do have the smartest!

Connection to Tom Tom
Paul Beyer asked me to join him. His passion for the vision is persuasive.

Favorite Part about Tom Tom
Seeing and hearing the tech start-ups.

Interests/Involvements
I co-founded Payne, Ross and Associates, an advertising and public relations agency. I like to tell the stories of the numerous community non-profits we work with.

Founding Partners