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Susan Forbes

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
OneBlood

Orlando, Florida

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for OneBlood, Susan Forbes leads all internal and external communications, media and public relations as well as corporate branding.

Susan serves as the senior leader in creating innovative and groundbreaking communication and public relation initiatives that bring heightened awareness to the need for a ready and diverse blood supply. 

Susan Forbes

She has been recognized for creating a robust video storytelling program that puts our donors, team members, blood recipients and hospital partners in the spotlight.

Susan is the Director and Executive Producer of the award winning documentary, Lifeline: The Untold Story of Saving the Pulse Survivors available on Amazon Prime Video.  Lifeline is a groundbreaking production that details the vital role blood donors played in saving the lives of people injured in the Pulse nightclub tragedy that unfolded in Orlando. 

In addition to her role at OneBlood, Susan also serves as the Chairperson of the Public Awareness Committee for the blood banking industry. 

Susan is also a seasoned journalist having served as News Director at the CBS affiliate in Orlando and held reporting and news management positions at television stations in Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Connecticut.

Susan earned her bachelor of arts in communications from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.