Suzanne Hays, Suzzi to her friends and family, has been a small business owner since 1984. During the tumultuous financial times of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the newly formed Federal Resolution Trust Corporation chose Suzzi’s asset management group as the first woman-owned business from the State of Oklahoma to be awarded a contract to assist the RTC in the management and disposal of assets owned by the Federal Government. In 2000, she formed The Hays Group, Inc. to assist small business owners with affordable accounting, tax and payroll services. She is a member of various industry-specific associations including the National and the Oklahoma Society of Accountants.
As a former Choir Director and Praise Team leader, music has always been an important part of her life. “I started piano in second grade and voice in sixth grade. My mom said that when she came home from work, she could always tell what kind of mood I was in by the song I was playing on the piano.” Suzzi and her husband, Larry, a retired pharmacist, live in Edmond with their fur babies, Duke and Cocoa.