Detroiter Suzanne Shank calls the shots on Wall Street

Local businessman Sean Werdlow could hardly contain himself. He had a secret he wanted to share with his friends. Something that most of them already know — his wife, Suzanne Shank, rocks. “Ok so the cat has been out of the bag for a few days so I guess it’s OK to publicly say CONGRATULATIONS to my lovely wife,” he wrote on Facebook Sunday. “She is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Shot Callers Award given by BET Network and Black Girls Rock.” The show, “Black Girls Rock! 2017,” aired on BET on Tuesday, and with Sean by her side, Suzanne was there in the front row, elegant as always wearing a black, one-shoulder cocktail dress with a crisp, white shoulder flounce. Based in Detroit, Suzanne is one of the most powerful women on Wall Street. They call her the 2 trillion dollar woman. With a top-secret clearance, she went from being an engineer designing infrastructure projects for the government to financing infrastructure projects on Wall Street. Last year’s Shot Caller Award was given to television writer/director Shonda Rhimes. Congratulations, Suzanne!