Mary Susan Donhauser, PHR

Chief Human Resources Officer & Director

“Even if you are on the right path, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

Mary Susan Donhauser, PHR

Mary Susan Donhauser is the Director of Human Resources for SC&H Group. She joined the firm in 2012 and has been instrumental to the personal and professional development of employees. As the director this position allows her to do what she enjoys the most—working with colleagues.

The HR team’s mission is to partner and align department goals with the core values of the firm and to provide a supportive, communicative, and consultative environment within the firm.

Firm and employee development comprise her day, with constant attention to clients, colleagues, and community. SC&H Group’s focus on service to others in need resonates with Mary Susan, therefore she is a huge advocate of encouraging employees to volunteer in our community.

SC&H Group has a robust training program to support professional and personal growth. Mary Susan leads, along with the training committee liaisons, “SC&H University,” a training and professional development program, where employees can hone their technical and professional – ‘soft’ — skills all in an effort to enhance their career development. Mary Susan champions the support provided from a training and mentor program perspective ultimately leading to the development of SC&H Group’s powerful minds.

Her involvement in training and community service initiatives are part of her guiding the overall umbrella of SC&H Group’s culture. The firm has numerous committees of colleagues who plan wellness, community, and social events to energize employees. The firm’s culture is one that has led to multiple awards from Accounting Today, Inc., IPA, and the Baltimore Sun.

Mary Susan received her bachelor of science degree from Towson University and an associate of arts degree from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University). She holds the Professional Human Resources (PHR) designation and was granted the Stevenson University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009. Additionally, she served as a member of their alumni board for several years.

Away from work, Mary Susan’s family is her focus and owning a house in Chestertown provides a weekend escape for them. Signing up to take piano lessons was on her bucket list and she is enjoying this new learning opportunity. She previously served on the board of the Kidney Foundation for a number of years.

Personally, and professionally, Mary Susan believes in being proactive, always looking forward, and not settling for the status quo.

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