Cornerstone Team

Susan Sweat

Susan Sweat joined Cornerstone Government Affairs in 2011 after a decade of service as staff member in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Susan’s Capitol Hill career included service as the Legislative Director for a member of the Senate Armed Services, Commerce, Environment & Public Works, and Budget Committees and House Appropriations and Budget Committees.  From appropriations requests to education policy, Susan provided strategic and tactical counsel to the Senator, a member of the House and Senate Republican whip teams and Senate leadership, and gained significant experience in devising floor and committee strategies.  She counts health care, education, appropriations, and budget as among her key areas of policy expertise.  Susan has shepherded several bills successfully through the legislative process and has helped secure millions of dollars in federal appropriations for municipal, non-profit, and corporate constituents.  She has a strong working knowledge of the processes and strategies necessary for success in the current political environment on the Hill.  At Cornerstone, Susan leads teams for a broad range of clients focused on higher education, national security, health research, and appropriations issues.


Susan received her master’s degree in Liberal Studies, Social and Domestic Public Policy from Georgetown University.  A native Mississippian, she attended Mississippi College, receiving her B.A. in Communications.