COVID-19 Recovery Program (CRP), Program ManagerS-Hileman

Susan joined NWIRC in March 2006 and during her tenure as a Strategic Business Advisor has directly assisted manufacturers with business assessments, customized training, and project management skills to help companies achieve targeted business growth and cost reduction strategies. She is currently the Program Manager for the COVID Recovery Program (CRP) for the region.

Along with her nearly 20 years in private-sector business, she brings 20+ years support to the manufacturing industry holding various roles in workforce and economic development including grant writer for Precision Manufacturing Institute, Director of Employer Training & Development for the Regional Center for Workforce Excellence and her work with NWIRC.

Susan is a certified speaker/trainer/coach as part of the John Maxwell Team and trained in Maxwell DISC Behavioral Assessments. She has received her Innovation Engineering Green Belt and training for succession planning and family business advisor services as part of the Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute. She has degrees in Business Management and Speech Communications from Clarion University and is a Masters’ degree candidate in Organizational Leadership as well as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Susan lives with her husband, Bob, in Oil City and enjoys spending time with their grandkids, gardening and oil painting.


453 Moody Run Road
Oil City, PA 16301
Phone: (814) 572-2077
shileman@nwirc.org