Susan L Combsbegan her entrepreneurial journey in 2005 when she formed Combs & Company at 26 years old. In the intervening years, Susan and her team have become a nationwide go-to resource for companies that don’t fit insurance carriers’ typical profiles, such as entertainment, food, and international companies setting up U.S. operations.
Susan works diligently to stay current with the myriad of changes in the insurance industry, earning multiple certifications including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) certification. Her expertise in the complex area of health insurance has established Susan as a highly sought-after expert witness, advisor, and speaker on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Susan serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Missouri Law School Veterans Clinic and is a current Trustee for the University of Missouri Jefferson Club, both based in Columbia, MO. She is the youngest ever National President (2014-2015) of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS), which was established in 1936.
Susan has earned numerous accolades throughout her career. Some highlights include: 2011: Graduate Of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D) Award from the University of Missouri; 2017: first female Broker of the Year (BOY) Award winner from BenefitsProMagazine and named Woman of the Year by Women in Insurance & Financial Services.
Susan published her first book in 2022, Pancakes For Roger: A Mentorship Guide for Slaying Dragons. The book explores lessons learned from the many mentors throughout her life. Susan dedicated the book to her late father, Maj. Gen. Roger E. Combs, her very first mentor, and a portion of all proceeds go to the Missouri Law School Veterans Clinic.
Susan grew up in King City, MO, a farming community of about 1,000 residents in the northwest corner of the state, with her mom (also an entrepreneur), dad (also a county judge), and her two older brothers. She's a HUGE fan of the KC Chiefs (2x Super Bowl champs), KC Royals (2x World Series champs), and Mizzou Tigers. She lives in the Queens borough of NYC with her amazing husband, Sean, and their two furry kids, Pepper and Roxy. Susan is also an avid CrossFit and Strongman athlete.