Suanne Barthol, DBA
Adjunct Faculty, Master of Business Administration
Suanne Barthol comes to St. Catherine University with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to include proper casualty, life, and annuities. She has held personal production as well as various leadership roles. She is focused on using technology for process improvements and digitizing the customer services process. Dr. Barthol is particularly proud of working collaboratively across multiple departments to create process improvements that not only make the individual employee work more enjoyable, but also provided an efficiency win for the company. She has completed an RFP process for a divisional initiative that expanded and resulted in a corporate wide initiative and participated in a pilot agile team that resulted in multiple team adoptions across the company. Dr. Barthol has an MBA from from the University of St. Thomas and a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dr. Barthol finds the ability to work with the next set of creative leaders meaningful about her teaching at St. Kate's. She enjoys providing them with a safe zone in which to stretch, explore, and practice working with some new tools and concepts that they haven't had the opportunity to use in their current roles.