Dr. Sue Hine recently retired from the Department of Finance and Real Estate Faculty at Colorado State University where she received the Green and Gold Award for excellence in teaching. In addition to teaching finance courses at the undergraduate level, she also taught finance in the innovative Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program. One of her additional responsibilities in that program was to mentor student groups that were focused on creating sustainable businesses at the bottom of the pyramid in developing countries. This included creation and implementation of business plans in Cambodia, Ecuador and Ethiopia. She has also conducted cooperative extension work in Russia, Macedonia and Kazakhstan.
Prior to her academic career, Sue served as vice president of financial services for a large Colorado bank holding company. Her responsibilities included monitoring the asset/liability structures of several of the holding company’s banks, managing their bond portfolios and working with the Federal Reserve Bank to obtain working capital as needed for the banks. She also owned and managed two agribusinesses during her career. Sue brings these many “real-world” experiences into the classroom where she helps her students gain a better understanding and appreciation of how financial markets actually operate.