Serving as Senior Vice President and CFO, Susan Krabbe leads finance, HR, IT, purchasing and risk management. Through her commitment to this role, she has helped CA upgrade its credit rating, create and enhance emergency cash reserves and transition through the pandemic, resulting in CA’s strongest financial results in its history. Susan was appointed Vice President and CFO for Columbia Association in 2010. She had been serving the CA community as Assistant Division Director for Finance and in various other capacities since 1998. Susan’s goal is to facilitate services and programs for our diverse community of residents, members and CA team members by ensuring that essential resources are available to provide those services. She also leads the effort to safeguard CA’s assets in the present and plan for the future, so that CA itself remains a valuable community asset and continues to be financially sound. In this role, Susan and her team are engaged with every person and each part of this unique organization, considering it her privilege and delight to help the community and our team members thrive and enjoy the exceptional amenities, activities and services CA provides.

Susan began her career in public accounting with what is now PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers). She worked in the controller’s office and as an internal audit manager for the Johns Hopkins University, and as an assistant controller for Genesis Health Ventures, a public, elder-care company. Prior to joining CA in 1998, Susan was the controller for a venture capital-backed start-up providing day care for the elderly.

She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Susan is passionate about the outdoors and volunteering; she has helped to build 12 houses with Habitat for Humanity and is active in her faith community.