VP Global Facilities & Real Estate

Susan is the Vice President of Global Facilities and Real Estate at KLA, responsible for directing the full life cycle of real estate activities for KLA’s Global manufacturing, offices and lab portfolios – including strategy, planning, design, build and lease management, and operations. Her team focuses on enabling KLA business and culture through the environment and services provided. They deliver an environment that provides for the efficient and productive execution of KLA’s business operations. Overseeing 4M square feet, across 20+ countries with over 250 buildings.

Prior to joining KLA in 2020, Susan worked at Microsoft for 20+ year as well as in the general construction industry for nearly 12 years in various geographies across the United States.

Susan is also a leader when it comes to diversity and inclusion, having led the development of the Women in Real Estate and Security (WIRE+S) community at Microsoft. This initiative helps create a globally connected and inclusive community that promotes, inspires and supports the success of women in the organization.

She sits on the board for Global CoreNet and has a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas.

Summits Attended: 2020 Debug

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