Susie Couture joined ZPower in May 2016. Ms. Couture is an experienced Human Resources leader holding previous responsibility for driving growth, performance and engagement in businesses through effective human resources (HR) and people strategy specifically for Wind Energy Holding Company, Clipper Windpower, Plc. and Intri-Plex Technologies in California. Her HR expertise covers the full range of HR competencies such as talent management, performance, compensation, benefit administration, training and employee relations – with a specialty interest in recruitment. Ms. Couture previously worked for Neovia Integrated Insurance Services in their corporate office in Santa Barbara as their Human Resources Director. Prior to Neovia, Susie lived in Nonthaburi, Thailand working at Wind Energy Holding Company, Ltd., as Chief People Officer, Vice President and as a Vice President for NEEDeed a registered non-profit foundation in Thailand which she still maintains her Board position in the US.
She has been on the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association (SBHRA-California, USA) Board of Directors for over 15 years holding various roles including Past President, College Relations, Professional Development and recently Legislative Advocacy Chair. Ms. Couture is a member of Society of Human Management (SHRM), Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) and a previous guest member of the Personnel Management Association of Thailand (PMAT).
MS in Human Resources Development from Villanova University (Pennsylvania, USA)
BA in Political Science from Westmont College (California, USA)
PHR designation from the Human Resources Certification Institution (HRCI)
SHRM-CP designation from the Society of Human Resources Management and certification in Human Resources from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB-California, USA)