PCOM Names New Board MemberFebruary 5, 2018
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Suzanne S. Mayes, JD,
to its Boards of Trustees. She is a shareholder at the law firm Cozen O’Connor, and serves as chair of the
firm’s Public & Project Finance Group, and as vice chair of the firm’s Business Law
Department. She has served two terms on the firm’s board of directors.
“Suzanne’s commitment to improving inclusivity in her field and her service to the
community strongly align with our College’s mission to advance the well-being of others
through leadership and service,” said Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO. “Her background in finance law will be an invaluable resource as PCOM continues
to grow physically and academically.”
“It is a privilege to join the board of such an esteemed institution,” said Ms. Mayes.
“Dr. Feldstein is an innovative leader, and I look forward to working with him and
the rest of the board to advance PCOM’s strategic goals.”
Ms. Mayes’ practice focuses on municipal and project finance in the areas of economic
development, transportation, public works, education, senior living and housing. She
has been recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” since 2006 and is a member of
the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. In 2017, she was named one of the
Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. Mayes has made numerous contributions to the field of law, including serving as
a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates and Committee on
Women in the Profession, and as former chair of the Tax-Exempt Finance Committee of
the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Business Section. She is a member of the National
Association of Bond Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, and
is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award. In 2016,
she was elected as a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.
Among her civic and charitable associations, Ms. Mayes has been named one of the “Most
Powerful and Influential Women in Philadelphia,” by the National Diversity Council;
a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal; and is a recipient of the Alice Paul Equality Award, which recognizes individuals
with a strong and long-standing commitment to advancing women’s equality. She currently
sits on the boards of directors of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation,
the Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County, the Forum of Executive Women and
the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia.
In 2012, Ms. Mayes was named as a member of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s
Higher Education Advisory Panel. She is a former member of the board of directors
of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and is also a past president of that institution's
alumnae association. She is also a former member of the board of trustees of Manor
Ms. Mayes earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and
her undergraduate degree in marketing from Fairfield University. She resides in Fort
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