Suzanne McLarnon


Suzanne McLarnon
Assistant VP of Global Workforce Enablement

Suzanne McLarnon has more than 29 years of global management experience in the business of technology. Her expertise focuses in two areas: changing the way people learn to do their jobs in a digital world and building new organizations. McLarnon’s organizations create award-winning learning strategies, tools and programs to increase performance and productivity on a global scale.

As assistant VP of Global Workforce Enablement for Metlife, McLarnon leverages her background creating curricula, programs and digital learning tools to increase the productivity of the technical workforce. Global Workforce Enablement created Metlife Technical University in 2014 to develop early-in-career talent. MTU has since earned three industry awards and now provides six additional programs plus an on-demand, searchable job performance support platform.

Previously, McLarnon was the director of worldwide sales force development at Cisco Systems. Her organization received 11 industry awards for innovation in sales, leadership and coaching programs. She also created the first Cisco program to hire and prepare top college graduates for success in sales and engineering. The program drew up to 450 participants from 24 different countries with sites in the U.S., China and Europe.

Prior to joining Cisco, McLarnon held various management positions in marketing and sales with MCI Mail and ITT World Communications.

McLarnon holds bachelor’s degrees in Italian and Spanish literature from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

She and her husband, Ross, reside in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their son and his family reside in Scotland. McLarnon loves to travel in Europe and has a special affinity for Italy.

My Sessions

Conquering the Great Divide: Building Consensus Between IT & CLOs


Building consensus between IT departments and L&D is not only critical for successful implementation and adoption, but it is a strategic relationship that can mean success or failure of a learning technology investment. On average, 5.4 people are involved in B2B purchasing decisions, oftentimes adding IT after the vendor selection has been made. So why…