Seattle Children’s Leadership

Suzanne Beitel, MBA

Suzanne Beitel headshotSuzanne Beitel, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

At Seattle Children’s since 2017 
MBA, Northwestern University

As senior vice president and chief financial officer, Suzanne Beitel helps to preserve and grow the financial strength of Seattle Children’s so we can continue to provide care to all the children who need our services – today and long into the future.

Beitel brings to the institution 20 years’ experience as a Wall Street investment banker, working with children’s hospitals around the country – including Seattle Children’s – on their capital planning and strategic needs. She has a deep understanding of hospital finance and credit, and will be a strong advocate for Seattle Children’s in working with rating agencies, investors and other financial partners. Ever since she was a child life volunteer at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago (then known as Children’s Memorial), Beitel has been interested in applying her skills in an organization that focuses on providing the best care for children.

Beitel earned her bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

While not at work, Beitel enjoys traveling, skiing and running – she has completed five marathons and many more half-marathons. She is married with two teenage daughters and an adorable mini-goldendoodle, and is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest.

“Everywhere I go in Seattle people are eager to share their stories and experiences with Seattle Children’s. It motivates me to make sure that we exercise financial discipline in order to preserve the resources we have, so we are able to continue to serve families for another 110 years (at least!) and invest in groundbreaking research. ”