Setting the Vision

Meet Susan Stackhouse, President/CEO

susanSusan Stackhouse, founder of Stellar Partners, Inc. started with one duty free store at Tampa International Airport nearly 30 years ago. Since then, she has led the company to its current position as one of the country’s leading airport retailers with 38 stores, spanning the country in 10 major U.S. airports.

As a widely respected industry expert, Susan serves in a number of leadership roles at the local and national level for economic development and airport concessionaire organizations such as: Vice President for the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores; Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and Co-Chairperson of the Innovation Committee; SunTrust Board of Directors; and Board of Trustees of University of Tampa.

Under Susan’s direction, Stellar has been awarded achievements such as the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year” Award. Most recently, Susan was named the 2015 Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.