Learn about Susan Brill’s background and her record of public and community service.
Columbia native, graduate of Dreher High School and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in History and a minor in Secondary Education.
Worked in Washington D.C. as a summer intern in college for Senator Strom Thurmond and returned after graduation to work for Senator Mark Hatfield of Oregon.
Married to Alan H. Brill, M.D. and have four adult children. Alan served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and is a practicing ENT/ Facial Plastic Surgeon in Columbia.
Adult children are graduates of Richland District 2 and received advanced degrees:
Vanessa – Pharm D
Keith – I-MBA
David – M.D. MBA
Grandson is a student at Pontiac Elementary School.
Elected to Richland County Council in 1997 and re-elected in 2000. Elected to fill an unexpired term on Richland District 2 School Board in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. Currently serving as Vice Chair of the Richland District 2 Board of Trustees. Recently honored for 10 years of service on the Richland 2 Board of Trustees.
President of the Spring Valley High School Education Foundation (1992-1994). Started their first auction in 1986 and still volunteering 30 years later.
President of the Columbia Medical Society Auxiliary (1986-1987)
Active member of the South Carolina Symphony League
Board member of the Historic Columbia Foundation and served as Board Chair from 2008-2011.
Member of the Congaree Land Trust; Conservation Voters of South Carolina
Columbia Museum of Art sustaining member; Chair “My America Steering Committee” – 2006
Served on the board of the Richland District 2 Education Foundation
Served on the board of the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Served on the board of CASA; past board member of Communities in School
Chair “Go Red for Women” Luncheon for the Midlands by the American Heart Association – 2006
Chairperson of the Richland County Greenway/Bicycle Project – 2005
Received the Order of Thor Honorary Service Award from Spring Valley High School
Received the 1995 “Outstanding Northeast Citizen” Award