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Sue Gorman

ALS Association Position: Chair-Elect, The ALS Association Board of Trustees
Professional Position: Professional interior designer and principal
Company: Sue Gorman Interior Designs
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sue Gorman

After a successful career overseeing operations at all Arnold Palmer Golf Managed Golf Courses throughout the United States, Sue Gorman established an interior design firm in Orange County, California in 2001 and then moved it Charlotte North Carolina in 2006. Her interior design work has been highlighted in national publications, featured on HGTV’s “Designer’s Challenge” television program, and seen in Designer Showhouses in Southern California and the Carolinas.

Gorman has BA in Communications from Michigan State University, an MBA from Rollins College Crummer School of Business in Winter Park, Florida, and an Interior Design Certification from the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach, California.

Sue became involved in support of the work of The ALS Association following her father-in-laws 11 month battle with the disease.  Between 2007 and 2013, Sue served on the Executive and Finance Committees and Board of The ALS Association Catfish Hunter Chapter.

As a community volunteer Sue serves on the Board of Women Executives, in Charlotte, as Vice President of Programs; the Board of Theatre Charlotte, and is Vice Chair of the Trustees of Providence United Methodist Church. Sue is a Community Advisory Member for the Assistance League of Charlotte as well as a Community Advisory Member for Junior League of Charlotte.

In addition, she has recently served on the Boards of Leadership Charlotte (class 28) as Vice President of Programs; the Arts and Science Council (ASC) Board and Executive Committee and co-chaired their 2009, $ 8.7 million, Annual Fund Drive Campaign; and has served on the Board of Freedom School Partners. Sue is immediate past chair Charlotte Board of Girls on the Run and served on the Board for Girls on the Run International. Sue is also involved in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and was instrumental in creating the non-profit Parent University for the school district.

Sue has been honored by the NBA Charlotte Bobcats Youth Foundation as one of their "My Hero’s" for her work in the education area and by Leadership Charlotte as their "Newcomer of the Year." Sue was nominated for and awarded the 2007 Presidential Volunteer Service Medal for her significant contribution to the Charlotte, NC, community.

In addition, Sue is the wife to Pete, mom to Katie – a High School student; and is the most likely feeder of their rescue Golden Retrievers and one shelter rescue cat.

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