A multi-faceted entrepreneur for 15 years, and founder of a groundbreaking grass-roots broadcast venture in southwest Florida, Susan brings added dimension and thoughtful, informed empathy to panels, forums, community events, conferences, special events and radio/television interviews.
Host of “The Nilon Report,” Susan Nilon’s nationally known interview subjects have ranged from former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, to conservative Presidential candidate Ben Carson. Susan regularly takes on timely issues like pay equity, marijuana legalization, and LGBTQ rights – yet also is Sarasota’s most in-depth and observant current affairs commentator.
Susan brings warmth and depth to every interview, speech, public appearance, and column. Her well-rounded perspective, delivered with the zest of a woman who revels in self-empowerment, is capable of engaging (and often winning over) even those who might oppose her forward-thinking views.
An unwavering resolve that everyone matters, drives all of Susan’s endeavors. She is a proven master at adaptive change, most recently illustrated by her leadership in making WSRQ a sterling example of how to succeed on the air by “going local.”
Susan started her 30-year career by putting herself through college with her own real estate business, worked for years to help the careers of up-and-coming and veteran musicians, paved paths in artful green construction for seven years, is an expert in energy policy, and is a former teacher and mother.
Today, Susan is a public speaker, broadly published writer, and sought-after emcee in addition to her broadcast and general manager duties. Susan also serves as Vice President of Sarasota’s premier current events forum, Sarasota Tiger Bay, and appeared on PBS’s Florida This Week. She is also a board member of Any Given Child and on the Government Advisory Panel of The Asolo Repertory Theatre.