President and CEO of Austin Angels
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Caitlin Candelari
Susan Ramirez is the president and CEO of Austin Angels, and has led the organization since January 2010. Prior to Austin Angels, Ramirez spent eight years with the second-largest homebuilder in the nation and was nationally ranked each year as one of the top sales agents. While working long hours in corporate America, Ramirez felt a higher calling to lead her community in service and thus, made a change in her career by starting the nonprofit Austin Angels in 2010. Ramirez has been recognized as a leader in the community and received the Woman Philanthropist of the Year award from Texas Women in Business. In addition to her work with Austin Angels, Ramirez is dedicated to improving the lives of those in the foster-care system and was previously a foster parent. She and her husband, Chris, have been together for 10 years and have two boys, Ryder, age 4, and Reid, 10 months.