Susan Packard

Susan Packard has been on the ground floor and helped to build powerhouse media brands like HBO, CNBC, and HGTV.

Susan's Bio

Susan Packard has been on the ground floor and helped to build powerhouse media brands like HBO, CNBC, and HGTV. She the co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV. Under Packard’s helm, HGTV became one of the fastest growing cable networks in television history. Today HGTV is available in more than 98 million and distributed in over 200 countries and territories. Packard helped to build Scripps Networks Interactive to a market value of over $10 billion. She can be found online at, Twitter @PackardSusan and at

Speaking Topics

  • Branding
  • Business Growth/Strategy/Trends
  • Gamesmanship – A Work Strategy For Women
  • Successful Video Gamer Trends
  • Corporate Culture
  • Customer Relationships/Loyalty
  • Innovation
  • Leadership


Here are just a few of Susan's videos.

New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace
On Leadership
Shared Responsibility

Books and Publications


I’ve had the honor of working with some incredibly talented industry leaders throughout my career, and am truly humbled by some of their testimonials about our experiences together:
“Susan is an intelligent, tenacious leader who has earned the respect and admiration of those who know her best. She is a valued mentor to many and a tireless advocate for women who aspire to success and accomplishment.”
Ken Lowe , CEO and Chairman - Scripps Networks Interactive

“I was a business colleague of Susan’s for 10 years. I watched in awe as she and the team built a business culture founded on the values most important to all of us—work/life balance, kindness and collaboration—while building profitable businesses. The legacy she leaves at Scripps is testament to how to truly incorporate the power of women into all levels of a company that wants to grow and thrive.”
Judy Girard , President Emeritus - HGTV and Food Network

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Susan for over 30 years. She’s a very special blend of passion, intellect, creativity and character. I can’t think of a better role model for women in business, or better yet, for men who should be emulating some of her very special qualities as a leader.”
Dean Gilbert , Former Vice President at Google, Global Head of Content at YouTube and venture capitalist

“I had the great pleasure of hosting an executive women’s roundtable with Susan Packard. Susan shared her experiences of being a senior female executive in an open, insightful way. I received fabulous feedback from participants about Susan’s contribution for many weeks after the event. I hope to have the opportunity again soon to work with Susan.”
Dr. Ines Wichert , Director of High Performance Institute - Kenexa

“Susan is an engaging and dynamic leader who provides an insightful perspective for women in business. I feel fortunate she took the time to mentor me.”
Colleen Repplier , President - Tyco Products, Inc.

“Susan has been a boss, mentor and friend throughout my career. Her wisdom and great counsel have provided invaluable support to me as I’ve advanced over the years, and I continue to rely on her for keen professional guidance and insight.”
Bridget Baker , President of TV Networks Distribution - NBC Universal

“Susan has shown courage and shrewd skill in building media businesses.”
David Zazlav , President and CEO- Discovery Communications, Inc.

“Susan Packard was the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs Incorporated, the owner of the Kentucky Derby. She was a key player in developing a strategic plan that brought a staid company into the modern world of frenetic change.”
Tom Meeker , Chairman Emeritus - Churchill Downs, Inc.

Booking Info

Booking Susan Packard for your event is easy. Here is the information you need to know:

Booking Fees

Speaking Fee Range
* $25,000 to $28,500 (U.S. only)


* Travel from Knoxville, Tennessee


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