Suzanne Boas, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (Retired)
Boas retired in 2011 from Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS), a national nonprofit community-service agency that provides confidential budget counseling, money management education, debt management programs, bankruptcy counseling and education, and comprehensive housing counseling.
Boas is considered a national leader and authority in the credit counseling industry. During her tenure, she grew the agency from a 35-employee organization focused on in-person budget and credit counseling in metro Atlanta to more than 500 employees. Under her leadership, CCCS has provided a wide range of credit counseling services in all 50 states in person, over the telephone and online.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), and the Fannie Mae National Advisory Council. She is a peer reviewer for NFCC’s accrediting agency, the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children.
Prior to joining CredAbility in 1991, Boas was vice president of credit and consumer affairs for Macy’s South in Atlanta for 16 years. She also held positions in the human resources department of Aetna Life and Casualty Company in Hartford, Connecticut, and in the estate administration department of Bankers Trust Company in New York City.
Boas serves on the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. She is a founding member of the Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy, which sponsors the Georgia Saves program. She served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Leadership Atlanta, she is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club and serves on the Advisory Board of the Midtown Assistance Center. She has previously served on the Board of CHRIS Homes, therapeutic group homes for abused children. She has served on the Vestry and was Junior Warden of All Saints’ Episcopal Church.
Boas is a graduate of Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Virginia.