Founder, SB Capitol Solutions
Suzanne Sullivan founded Sullivan Strategies (formerly known as SB Capitol Solutions), a government relations firm that provides public and private sector clients with strategic counsel and legislative assistance on transportation policy, infrastructure funding, and appropriations matters. As President, she manages a large portfolio that focuses on issues management, complex advocacy campaigns and coalition building. Suzanne has an extensive background in transportation policy formation and implementation. As part of her portfolio, Suzanne advises zero emission technologies, international infrastructure financing firms on transportation projects, and public sector infrastructure issues.
Suzanne spent two decades in the federal government, serving in both the executive and legislative branches. Suzanne was the Senior Counselor to Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) Jane F. Garvey. She also served as the FAA Assistant Administrator for Government and Industry Affairs, managing the Agency’s legislative agenda and serving as the FAA’s chief liaison with Congress and industry.
Suzanne moved to the FAA from her position as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, under Secretary Rodney E. Slater, where she held broad responsibilities for operations, policy formation, and legislative strategy.
A Capitol Hill veteran, Sullivan served in several senior positions on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Public Works and Transportation, reporting to Chairman Norman Y. Mineta. Her responsibilities included serving as the main liaison to the committee members and other representatives with transportation interests, developing strategies for advancing the committee’s legislative agenda and managing the committee chairman’s transportation-related activities. Suzanne also served as the Assistant to the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, where she was instrumental in developing the landmark Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). Prior to being promoted to that position, Suzanne was Legislative Director for Representative Mineta, managing the Congressman’s legislative staff and serving as primary contact with the House leadership.
Suzanne has a Master’s degree in the history of arts from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University.