Susan Gitelson

Susan Aurelia Gitelson, PhD

President & CEO | MTIIC Corporation

Dr. Gitelson is a philanthropist, consultant, and the CEO and president of MTIIC Corporation and International Consultants, Inc. She credits her career to her internationally-focused mindset and natural curiosity, and began her work in academia, earning a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College and both her Master of International Affairs and Doctor of Philosophy at Columbia University. She entered the business world in the 1980s, becoming president of SJ International Corp. from 1981 until 1995 and Magic Touch Icewares International Corporation from 1991 until 2009, and working with Bel-Art as a consultant in the 2010s. Dr. Gitelson has been a passionate philanthropist throughout her career and has held a number of leadership roles in arts and culture organizations, the American Friends of the Hebrew University, the Harry S. Truman Research Institute, and the Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Foundation. She is the namesake of an award presented by Columbia University and the author of several papers on international relations and philanthropy, including “Giving is Not Just For the Very Rich.” Dr. Gitelson looks forward to continuing her work on culture, giving, and connectivity, and emphasizes the necessity of communication and connection on a global scale.

Marquis Legacy Video

Dr. Gitelson shares the motivations behind her professional journey in a video for Marquis.

Marquis Radio

Dr. Gitelson discusses the origins of her business and goals for her next steps in a Marquis Radio interview.

Lifetime Acheivement

A brief overview of Dr. Gitelson’s career is highlighted on her Lifetime Achievement page.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

In recognition of her personal and professional excellence, Dr. Gitelson was presented with the Marquis Humanitarian Award.

Marquis Insight Magazine

Dr. Gitelson shared advice on learning, resiliency, and professional growth in an interview for the second edition of Marquis Insight Magazine.

Marquis Milestones Timeline

Dr. Gitelson’s Marquis Milestones timeline highlights key points in her career and academic life.

Forbes Magazine

Dr. Gitelson’s professional path and accomplishments were profiled in a Forbes Magazine feature.

Who's Who of Professional Women

In recognition of her career success, Dr. Gitelson was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who of Professional Women.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Dr. Gitelson was featured in an in-depth interview in Marquis Millennium magazine.

Who's Who in the World

A global press release celebrates Dr. Gitelson’s inclusion in Who’s Who in the World.

Marquis Who's Who

A global press release announces Dr. Gitelson’s status as a Marquis listee.