Suzanne Fischer-Huettner is group publisher for BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies. In this role, she provides leadership, mentoring, vision and innovation to six news operations, The Daily Record, which covers the state of Maryland, two publications in Rochester, N.Y.—The New York Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal—and three publications in Pennsylvania—Central Penn Business Journal, Central Penn Parent and Lehigh Valley Business Journal.
In her role as group publisher, Huettner manages more than 75 employees to create successful digital and print products.
Prior to serving as group publisher in 2017, Huettner was named the first female publisher of The Daily Record in Baltimore in 2010. The Daily Record was founded as a newspaper in 1888 and has grown into a multimedia news and information source, particularly for the business and law communities in Maryland.
Huettner has led numerous redesigns of The Daily Record’s print and digital products, launched various niche print products, e-newsletters, blogs, social media and marketing efforts while navigating a constantly changing industry. The Daily Record has created and sustained a successful model for paid online and print subscriptions.
Under her leadership as publisher, The Daily Record has received numerous awards for excellence from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, National Newspaper Association and The Alliance of Area Business Publications.
Huettner began her newspaper career at The Daily Record in 1996 when she was hired as a classified salesperson. She was promoted to associate publisher in 2000 and then associate publisher and vice president of sales in 2002. In this role, she managed the day-to-day operations for advertising, circulation, graphic design and marketing.
Huettner is committed to making a difference and giving back to the community. She is co-chair of the advisory board for GBC’s The LEADERship; board member for the Economic Alliance of Baltimore and St. James Academy; advisory board member Downtown Partnership; and chair of the awards committee for the Washington College Alumni Board.
Huettner holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Washington College. She also is a graduate of GBC’s The LEADERship and is a member of Network 2000. Huettner lives in Baltimore but travels to her Rochester and Pennsylvania operations on a regular basis, is married and has a teenage daughter.