Our Team


Susan Kahn

With decades of experience, as a practitioner and consultant, in investor relations, reputation management and strategic communications, Susan, founder of 44 Degrees North Partners, brings valuable business perspective as a trusted advisor to C-suite leaders and Board members on stakeholder engagement and communication strategy. Guided by strong purpose and principles, Susan has earned respect for well-reasoned insights and recommendations that advance organizational performance.

  • 32 years Fortune 50 experience, including 7 years as SVP,¬†Communications & Reputation Management and decades leading investor relations
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance
  • MBA, Finance

Kari Thompson

A respected communications leader with a 30-year track record of advancing transformational change, counseling CEOs and leading teams in corporate and nonprofit organizations, Kari brings strategic communications expertise and creative energy to clients. Known for her accountability and approachability, combined with a curiosity that fuels her ability to serve diverse clients across industries and sectors, Kari inherently builds relationships that foster trust, enhance organizational culture and drive business results.

  • 16 years Fortune 50 experience
  • 9 years nonprofit leadership experience
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Board Member, Minnesota ISD 196 Foundation