Susan Donley

Publisher and CEO
Stria (

Susan Donley is Publisher and CEO of Stria, a new media platform for the longevity market. Launched in March 2018, Stria ( provides information, experiences and content that inspire cross-sector solutions for our aging society. Previously Ms. Donley served as Publisher and Managing Director of Next Avenue, public media’s first and only national service for America’s booming older population. Under Ms. Donley’s leadership, Next Avenue served over 45 million people at In 2015, she founded Next Avenue’s Influencers in Aging, an annual list of people changing aging in America. Ms. Donleywas recognized for her leadership with the 2017 What’s Next Boomer Business Innovation Award for media. And she was named to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Age-Friendly DC Task Force, serving a term that lasts from 2018-2023. Throughout her career, Ms. Donley has cultivated expertise in organizational strategy, digital content, revenue development, strategic partnerships, branding and marketing. She is passionate about social change and public service, and has dedicated her career to promoting a sustainable nonprofit sector by putting smart strategies into action.


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