Baylor Law School is pleased to welcome our new director of development, Susan J. Wommack (JD '89).
"Susan possesses in wonderful and great measure each of the personal and professional characteristics we have been seeking in this position," said Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben. "I look for Susan to become a much appreciated colleague and an accomplished partner in pursuing the philanthropic aims of our school. Susan is a delightful person and a consummate professional."
Wommack has worked for Baylor University Development for more than 12 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in international business from the University of Texas at Austin, receiving recognition as a Dean's Distinguished Graduate for the School of Liberal Arts.
Upon the recommendation of her father and a longtime family friend, Wommack decided to attend Baylor Law School.
"Baylor Law School seemed to fit my competitive nature and love of reading -- while also securing me three more years of intramural eligibility," Wommack joked. "During law school, there were several exceptional events: a great husband, a good job, and the flag football intramural championship!"
After graduating from Baylor Law School, Wommack was an associate with Touchstone, Bernays, Johnston, Beall & Smith in Dallas as an insurance defense attorney. Following a move back to Waco, she practiced with Segrest & Segrest representing Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, the largest power and transmission electric cooperative in Texas. She is licensed in Texas and Georgia.
Wommack left private practice to become the gift-planning attorney for Baylor University Development in 2000. Her responsibilities included soliciting and closing planned gifts for all academic and athletic units; providing legal counsel to University Development; managing and coordinating outside legal counsel; providing in-house training in the area of planned giving, ethics and new developments in legislation; and assisting in the supervision of the planned giving publications for donors and advisors.
Wommack and her husband, Chris, have a daughter, Alex, and a son, Chase. Alex is a student at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and Chase is attending Baylor University. The Wommacks are members of First Baptist Church of Woodway.