Susannah Smith

Susannah Smith is the marketing director for The Vault, a restored 1923 bank building in downtown Tampa's arts district. Her communications specialty is in social marketing and qualitative research-- with a passion for wildlife conservation as it applies to human behavior. Her research has taken her across Florida to interview exotic pet owners regarding human-wildlife interactions on television.

Susannah worked at Busch Gardens Tampa for eight years as media spokesperson, zoo educator, and presentation trainer. She represented Busch Entertainment Corporation on CNN, Good Morning America, CBS’ Early Show, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and others.

Susannah has a master’s degree in Mass Communications from University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Tulane University. She was selected as an Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader in 2005 and serves as President on the Board of Directors for The Wildlands Network. She also is a member of the Advisory Council for Film TampaBay and serves on the Community Advisory Board for USF's Institute for Research in Art. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor.