Rob & Susan Tietjen
Entrepreneurs in Residence
Rob Tietjen has a master’s degree in communications, and is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in managing technology and training organizations. He founded Policy Technologies Intl., the leading global provider of policy and procedure management software, and later served as the Vice President of Product Planning & Management over all software products for NAVEX Global Inc., the leading global provider of ethics and compliance software and content for 8000+ customers including 95% of the Fortune 500. During this period, he worked closely with small, medium and large organizations to address their specific technology requirements. He has also recently founded and advised several other software and manufacturing startups.
In addition, Bro. Tietjen served as chairman of the performance improvement and accreditation committee of a Top 100 hospital – helping them become one of the first U.S. hospitals to achieve ISO 9001 certification, and receiving the coveted Northwest Hospital Quality Award. During his tenure, he also managed the educational services, marketing, and public relations departments. Prior to his healthcare experience, he taught Communications at Idaho State University, and Seminary at the Pocatello, Idaho High School. He has also been chairman of several volunteer community organizations.
Susan Tietjen has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta, but has lived in Idaho for the past 26 years. She has served in many leadership and support callings in the church, and she has also served on various community boards and service committees. She loves music, reading and warm weather. As a mother, her main focus is providing experiences for her children that will help bring them closer to Christ, as well as prepare and educate them for their various missions in life.
Elder and Sister Tietjen have served in various leadership and support callings, and they love to study and share the gospel. Faith and family are their first priorities. They have 10 children and 2 grandchildren, with a 3rd on the way. They believe that seeking after truth is the greatest adventure we can pursue in this life – and showing love and compassion along the way will fill the journey with peace and joy.