Susan DeVore is Queens University of Charlotte’s 2014 BusinessWoman of the Year. She is CEO of Ballantyne-based Premiere Inc., a health solutions company.
6 fascinating facts about DeVore:
(1) A military brat, she lived in Alaska, Alabama during the civil rights movement and Germany.
(2) She has seven siblings.
(3) Received her bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte.
(4) In high school, she worked at a local hospital, writing procedure manuals for nurses. She was hooked on health care.
(5) Has been named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and Top 25 Women in Healthcare lists.
(6)At a recent forum, DeVore shared this work faux pas: While a region leader for a former employer, she created a spreadsheet assigning rankings to high- and low-performing workers. She accidentally sent an email sharing the spreadsheet to the whole company. An upset employee who received a 3 called her out. DeVore decided to call all 300 people with low rankings and talk with them about how to improve.
Premier CEO Susan Devore: underpaid women need to “speak up” and demand equal pay. Eventually they will wear the boss down. #womenleadersCLT
— Taylor Batten (@tbatten1) December 10, 2014
How do you optimize the one life you have. Find the balance by making the rules that work for you. – Susan DeVore (Premier) #womenleadersCLT
— Allyson Pyeritz (@alleypc) December 11, 2014
Bravo to a Charlotte 49er grad!
Photo: Diedra Laird / Charlotte Observer