In her role as Senior Advisor in the Office of Nuclear Energy, Suzanne serves as the political liaison between the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Secretary of Energy, as well as the White House. She provides political and strategic leadership to the office and manages outreach and educational efforts in the area of civil nuclear energy. Secretary Perry tasked Suzanne with his initiative to “Make Nuclear Cool Again” through a communications and education program about modern nuclear technology.
Suzanne is Chairman of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC), a 65 Country Government to Government organization dedicated to safety, security and the peaceful uses of civil nuclear power. She also serves as the U.S. representative and Vice Chairman for “C3E”, the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial.
Prior to her role with the U.S. Department of Energy, Suzanne served as the Indiana State Campaign Director for the Trump-Pence campaign. Before running the Indiana Presidential campaign, she was the Communications and Government Affairs Director for Sunrise Coal, a division of Hallador Energy Company. In 2016, Suzanne ran for Indiana State Senate, and for nearly 15 years she ran a successful marketing and communications business with many energy industry, technology and economic development clients.
Suzanne has been married to her husband Steve for nearly 30 years, they have four children and live in Fishers, Indiana.