Susann is a Vice President at Cassidy & Associates, providing political and policy insight to clients and developing successful economic development strategies for military communities. Her experience in developing successful coalitions and grassroots campaigns have been instrumental to her work as communities and military bases across the nation adapt to the new restricted budget realities in Washington and at the Pentagon.
Susann is a results-driven representative for corporations, cities/counties, non-profits and universities in front of Congress and federal agencies. She understands the confluence of technology, defense health, defense contracting, federal appropriations, BAA and other research and economic development funding to produce success for her clients. Her creative thinking marries budget and political realities to get things done. Over her career, she has assisted clients in obtaining more than $1.3B dollars in earmarks/congressionally directed spending over eight different appropriations bills.
Susann is a specialist in defense appropriations, defense authorization, military community economic development, sequestration and budget analysis, military base closure and realignment, defense health programs, hospital and university appropriations, cross-agency economic development funding, legislative strategy, and federal budget analysis.
She excels in finding and amplifying the lowest common denominator. Susann is a community and coalition builder and a nuance finder. She doesn’t believe that “no” is a policy position.