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C. Suzanne Mencer
Co-Director of the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership
C. Suzanne Mencer is the Co-Director of the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership.
Ms. Mencer is also the President of Manor Ridge Group, Inc., a company that provides subject matter expertise on public safety and homeland security issues.
Ms. Mencer was a Senior Policy Director at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, assisting clients navigate the complex entity of the Department of Homeland Security.
Prior to joining Brownstein's Government Relations Practice, Ms. Mencer was the Director of the Office for Domestic Preparedness in the Department of Homeland Security.
Appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate, she managed a $4 billion budget and directed federal initiatives to help states, local jurisdictions, regional authorities and tribal governments plan, prepare, prevent and respond to acts of terrorism.
Additionally, Ms. Mencer served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, overseeing the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Division of Criminal Justice and the Office Preparedness Security and Fire Safety.
She also served as the Governor's Homeland Security Advisor and served on the Governor's Columbine Review Commission, reviewing law enforcement's response to
is a 20 year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
, having worked and supervised investigations in Foreign Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism.
initiated the Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force
and supervised several high profile domestic terrorism cases.
She currently serves on the FEMA National Advisory Council as well as the Denver Police Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors of MorphoTrak, SAFRAN Group.
She also currently serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Denver Police Foundation.