Who We Are

Susan Barnes , Office Manager

Susan Barnes

Susan ensures that the WJ Interests office operates as efficiently as possible by implementing systemized processes, leveraging technology and allowing the team members to focus on their highest and best use. She also oversees day-to-day SEC compliance and regulatory oversight for the WJ advisors and the firm.

Susan came to WJ with an expansive background in journalism and marketing. Her dynamic career in journalism won her numerous state, regional, and national awards for projects in writing and photography. Susan graduated from Wichita State University with BA degrees in Journalism and Theater.

Susan enjoys nature photography and hunting for old books in her spare time. She lives in Missouri City with her husband, son, and three dogs.

Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: Becoming a member of the Sugar Land Rotary Club.

Q: What are three words people use to describe you?
A: Independent. Organized. Supportive.

Q: When you are not working, what do you care about the most?
A: Spending time with my husband, James.

Q: What makes WJ unique?
A: Everyone here is focused on the same goals. I attribute this to Bill and Jared’s management style –they believe in each of us and our abilities, and they let us get on with what we have to do. Clients trust us because they can see for themselves how we work.


Member of Gulf Coast Mensa
Member of Rotary Club of Sugar Land
Member of Sugar Land Photography Group