A native of Amarillo, Texas, and graduate of UCLA, Susan is entering her 10th season as the sole majority owner of the Sacramento River Cats. Susan and her late husband, Art Savage, purchased the Triple-A franchise and moved the team from Vancouver to the River City in 2000. For 10 years, they co-owned the River Cats, bringing baseball back to Sacramento after a 23-year absence.
Susan was the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Businesswoman of the Year in 2012, with a nomination as Minor League Baseball's Female Executive of the Year, as well. She has also been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the Leaders of the Year. Susan serves on the boards of the California Chamber of Commerce, River Cats Foundation, Crocker Art Museum, and the Sacramento Host Breakfast Committee.
Her vision, as was Art's, is to offer the best fan experience possible and to make customer service the top priority. Susan and the River Cats family strive, on a daily basis, to make Raley Field the number one venue for entertainment in the Sacramento area.
Susan's two sons, Jeff and Brent, are both River Cats employees.