Susan Beer is an art administrator, author, and former financial executive. Her book, “Move on Without Me,” focuses on her experiences and the coping methods she developed after her husband’s passing. She serves as the Managing Partner of Turtles & Ravens LLC, an art institution which exclusively curates the work of the French painter, Henry Bismuth. His work has appeared in over forty-six museum shows across twelve countries since 1988. Bismuth juxtaposes and re-invigorates significantly important historical Asian artifacts with the contemporary; the sacred with the natural and the material. He purposefully cultivates an association of contrasts within a single large canvas, which ultimately creates a thought provoking and complex interaction between tradition and modernity in art and culture.
Since retiring from the financial sector, Beer has focused on entrepreneurship and the not-for-profit world. Through her personal foundation, she has created linkages in developing countries vis-à-vis education, micro-finance, and alternative energy, working with such entities as Trees for Life, Books for Life, and the Micro-Credit Summit. She is on the Board of Directors of Global Scribes – Youth Uniting Nations, where she shares her expertise and international network by introducing them to countries and governments. She is a former Board Member of the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, a founding Board member and former officer of One Bright World, amongst others. Beer holds an M.B.A. from the Roth Graduate School of Business Administration at Long Island University and a B.A. in Political Science from LIU Post.