Susannah Auby serves as the Texas Book Festival’s Development Director. She received her MBA from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Texas Book Festival, she was a volunteer in Austin in many roles focused on education fundraising, literacy outreach, libraries, and her greatest passion, introducing children to authors. Her prior professional experience was in New York and included management consulting, strategic planning and financial analysis. She spends her free time keeping up with her four teenagers and the precarious stack of books on her nightstand.