Susan Sylvester


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    155 Fleet St.
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Sue is President & Chief Financial Officer of Absolute Resource Associates. After 20 years of working at various environmental laboratories in almost every capacity from Lab Technician to Lab Director, Sue purchased Resource Laboratories (now Absolute Resource Associates) with Guy Sylvester in 2000. Since then, the business has expanded to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers and markets, tripling in revenue, staffing and facility size.

Sue currently manages the overall operations, sales, safety, finance, human resources, and quality aspects of the business. In this capacity, Sue makes sure that the employees and customers all have what they need to insure success of every project we touch. Whether it is writing a quality assurance project plan, scope of work for a project, or getting data to the customer in a regulatory compliant format, Sue has done it all.  Sue has made a name for herself in this industry as an entrepreneur with steadfast ethics and a natural business sense. ARA has been recognized as a Top Woman-Led Business in NH, Sue won the prestigious NHBR Business Excellence Award in 2014, the Outstanding Women in Business Award in 2016, and was invited to testify and share her story at a Small Business Hearing in Washington D.C. in July, 2014. In 2015, Sue was appointed to the Federal ETTAC Environmental Committee by the US Secretary of Commerce.

When she is not at work, you can find Sue kayaking, camping, biking, running, cooking, gardening, or hanging with her nieces, nephews and grandkids.