C. Suzanne Mencer
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C. Suzanne Mencer
C. Suzanne (Sue) Mencer is the Policy Director at Brownstein Hyatt & Farber's Government Relations Group, where she helps corporations and professional associations navigate the Department of Homeland Security and its 22 component agencies.
work involves identifying policy trends within the department and working with clients to define and develop products, services, and solutions that help local, state, and federal homeland security agencies to achieve their safety objectives.
Because of her
experience at the federal and state level, Sue
understands the needs of agencies responsible for public safety.
works closely with companies and associations to develop a blueprint for providing solutions and securing contracts that directly address those agencies' needs.
researches and identifies safety initiatives, helps companies craft strategies to position their products and services before decision makers, and advocates on behalf of clients before federal, state, and local decision makers.
From 2003-2005, Sue was the Director of the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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.
administered more than 25 programs and initiatives to equip, train, exercise, and assist state and local first responders.
From 2000-2003, she was the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety.
Sue is a 20-year veteran of the FBI, serving as a Special Agent from 1978-1986 and Supervisory Special Agent from 1986-1998.
She is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government's State and Local Executive Program at Harvard University.
She completed graduate courses at the University of South Florida and earned her B.S. from Ohio State University.