Susan S. Wiggins, vice president of stakeholder relations at W.C. Bradley Co. of Columbus, Ga., will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during a joint commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning locations on June 7.
The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. (ET) at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Nearly 100 graduates are expected to participate in the ceremony.
Wiggins has been employed with W.C. Bradley since 1980 and served as vice president of stakeholder relations since 1992 when she became the company’s first woman officer. W.C. Bradley is an international marketer of quality leisure lifestyle products featuring brands such as Char-Broil, Tiki, Lamplight, Zebco, Quantum, Fin-Nor, among others and local real estate developments, including, among others, the Eagle & Phenix loft condominiums, Synovus Centre, The Rapids and Brookstone Centre.
A native of Hatchechubbee, Ala. And Torquay, Saskatchewan, Canada, where she was born and lived for three months each summer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alabama and has one grown son.
Prior to joining W.C. Bradley, Wiggins held the position of marketing officer for Trust Company of Columbus where she was the first woman hired to be an officer of the bank.
Wiggins has been a recipient of the W.C. Bradley Co. Spirit Award and has been recognized as a Girl Scouts Woman of Achievement, Girls Inc. Dedicated Service Award Recipient, United Way Women Helping Women Award, CVCC Hall of Fame Inductee for Distinguished Service and recipient of the United Way D. Abbott Turner Volunteer of the Year Award.
She has served on numerous civic and professional boards in the community, including past chair of the BBB and president of the Columbus Advertising Federation. Wiggins currently serves as chair of the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation, is a member of the Downtown Phenix City Redevelopment Authority Board and serves as the Lay Leader and Pastor-Parrish Relations Committee chair of Epworth United Methodist Church in Phenix City.