It’s been a “year of firsts” for Susan Armstrong, and now she’s notched another one: She’s joined the board of The Active Age.
“I’m excited,” she said. “I really do love The Active Age.”
Armstrong retired recently from Armstrong Chamberlin, the marketing firm she started 40 years ago, and has now launched a new career as a writer of cozy mysteries. Since about this time last year she has signed with a literary agent, landed a five-book deal with a publisher and has seen her first title, “Doomed by Blooms,” published.
Joining the Active Age board reconnects the Wichita native with the early part of her career, when she worked for the Hays Daily News after studying journalism at Fort Hays State. She worked for two Wichita firms before starting her own, which counted banks, universities, hospitals, nonprofits and many other organizations among its clients. She has served on the boards of Catholic Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Armstrong and her husband, Bruce, have two sons, a grandson and granddaughter. In addition to enjoying travel, Armstrong said spending time with her grandchildren “is the real pleasure. As we get older and have a little more time, those are the things we really treasure because life goes by so fast.”