Susan Faus named Edina Parks and Rec assistant director

Susan Faus has been promoted to assistant director of Edina’s Parks and Recreation Department, effective Monday, Jan. 14.

Faus began working for the city in February 2012 as senior recreation facility manager. She oversaw operations at Edinborough Park and the Edina Aquatic Center. Prior to being hired by the city, she worked for more than 11 years for the YMCA, where she was promoted five times and held director positions in fitness, operations and sales.

As Parks and Recreation assistant director, Faus will supervise staff; assist in the coordination and supervision of marketing efforts, technology upgrades, healthier concessions and special events; help with strategic planning and playground replacement; and work with athletic associations to ensure the department is meeting the associations’ expectations.

“We are thrilled to have Susan join our team at the Parks and Recreation Department,” Director Ann Kattreh said. “In her role at Edinborough Park and the Aquatic Center, Susan very successfully juggled a demanding work load and provided an exceptional level of customer service for residents. She has a strong background in marketing, recreation programming and facility operations, which makes her the perfect candidate for this position.”

Faus holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate and community fitness from North Dakota State University and a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Kentucky.