Susan Franson Edwards

Susan Franson Edwards is an accomplished entrepreneur and strategist. She co-founded Edwards Mediation Academy, along with her husband, Bruce Edwards, with the goal of delivering commercial mediation training to a worldwide audience. As co-founder, Susan is responsible for ensuring that Edwards Mediation Academy meets its commitment to its students of delivering the most effective, highest quality online mediation training available. Susan manages the development and production of EMA’s courses, as well as its product marketing efforts. Under Susan’s guidance, EMA’s courses feature today’s leading commercial mediators and experts in related fields.


Susan Franson Edwards

Susan was an independent healthcare consultant, responsible for strategic planning and new business development for various health care systems and provider organizations in California. She was also an independent public affairs consultant, who planned and developed social marketing and public health campaigns for public and non-profit clients.

Susan earned her MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Previous to attending Stanford, Susan worked in the U.S. Senate as a professional staff member for the Subcommittee on Education and Labor. She also worked for Ogilvy & Mather Public Affairs in Washington DC, developing and managing social marketing and public health campaigns for public & non-profit entities.


Susan is proud that Edwards Mediation Academy has been able to expand the reach of mediation to a global audience by combining the latest mediation theory and practice with online learning.