July 23, 2014

Mary Susan Clinton

Mary Susan Clinton has lived in Naples since 1993. She divides her time between Naples and Brownsville, Tennessee with her husband J.D. Clinton, INSOUTH Bank, Chairman and their two sons.

She began her adult career as a retail stockbroker with Morgan Keegan in Memphis, Tennessee before founding Gallien Global Vision, Inc. an international wildlife documentary company in 1989. Trekking the African countries, her award winning co-productions with Londolozi Game Reserve, Turner Broadcasting, Buena Vista/Disney and The Discovery Channel have aired in over 100 countries after her presentations in Cannes, France at the annual film trade shows MIP-TV and MIP-COM.

Her entrepreneurial spirit enticed her to work with chemists after the positive scientific result of active glycolic acid in skin care products was discovered. She was the founder of the medical skin care line, Renaitre. The skin care products were sold in physicians’ offices nationally and on QVC Shopping Network. She is co-owner of Clinton Family Farms of Tennessee, producers of pure sorghum molasses. In 2003, she sold Gallien Global Vision, Inc. and Renaitre to focus on her family.

Mary Susan and her husband are Founding Trustees of The Naples Winter Wine Festival, the sole fundraiser for the Naples Children and Education Foundation that has raised over 55 million dollars since its inception in 2001 for children at risk. She was Auction Day Chair of the Naples Winter Wine Festival in 2002, Co-Chair of the Auction Day in 2004, and Non-Wine Lots Chair in 2005. Currently she serves on the Naples Children and Education Foundation Executive Board and is Merchandising Chair for 2008. She is also a member of The Napa Valley Reserve.

She is actively involved with First Baptist Church of Naples, The Community School of Naples, where Mary Susan chaired the Angel Ball in 2001, serves on the Committee for Advancement and is an active parent. She is also on the Financial Task Force Committee of C’mon, the upcoming Children’s’ Museum of Naples and a Board Member of the Pine Ridge Civic Association.

Other past involvements include Boys and Girls Club of Collier County Board Member and fundraising initiatives for Youth Haven and The Immokalee Foundation. She was named Gulfshore Life’s Woman of the Year in 2002 and Community All Star in 2006.

Philanthropic endeavors in Tennessee include being a contributing partner with INSOUTH Bank for the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center, Boys and Girls Club of Haywood County and Habitat for Humanity. She is a Board Member on the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, Co-Chairing the gala benefiting The Neighborhood Health and Healing Clinic in 2006; and she is the co-founder of The Clinton Family Christian Foundation.

Her passionate interests include time with family, a love for the culinary arts, entertaining friends, water sports, snow skiing and free lance writing.