Suzanne Arkle

President + CEO, ZANN, Inc.

Suzanne Arkle is President and CEO of ZANN, a management-consulting firm that advises clients on small business growth, workforce development and participation on mega projects. Her clients include large public sector institutions, prime contractors, consultants and D/S/MW/ACDBE business enterprises. She provides strategic advice to senior leadership about all aspects of project planning and implementation related to increasing and measuring D/S/MW/ACDBE business growth and participation in major infrastructure projects. Through these services ZANN has directed the goals and utilization of over $3.9B for small businesses on projects valued at over $14B.

With operations in Denver, Seattle and Chicago, ZANN’s project experience and diverse perspective (working for public agencies and prime contractors) brings value and improves client outcomes. Ms. Arkle designed the financial capacity building program for the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Red Purple Modernization project, which is now being used enterprise wide for CTA.

Ms. Arkle is passionate about mentoring young women to equip them with tools for success. She has been a recipient of the WTS Diversity Leadership Award and The Federation of Women Contractors of Chicago Diversity Innovator Award. She is also a graduate of the Denver Chamber of Commerce – Access Denver Leadership and the Transit Alliance Citizen Academy.