Susan's BioSusan Sweat joined Cornerstone Government Affairs in 2011 after a decade as a senior staffer for Senator Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) during his service in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
As the Senator’s legislative director, Susan’s Capitol Hill career included work with the Senate Armed Services, Commerce, Environment & Public Works, and Budget Committees, as well as the House Appropriations and Budget Committees. This work afforded her a network of connections across the Hill and administration, and a strong working knowledge of the processes and strategies necessary for success in the current political environment on the Hill.
At Cornerstone, Susan leads a broad range of clients focused on higher education, national security, health research, financial services, and appropriations issues. She has successfully navigated many provisions through the legislative process, utilizing her expertise and experience in devising floor and committee strategies. Managing clients that range from academic research institutions, single-disease advocacy groups and coalitions to hospitals and real estate investment firms, she also has significant experience working with Administration officials, including those at the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services. Susan currently serves as the Chair of the National Defense Industry Association’s Health Affairs Division R&D Subcommittee.
Susan received her master’s degree in Liberal Studies, Social and Domestic Public Policy from Georgetown University. A native Mississippian, she received her B.A. in Communications from Mississippi College, where she was named Young Alumna of the Year in 2017. She served as Mrs. District of Columbia in 2007. Susan and her husband, a retired Air Force officer, have three children and run a non-profit working in rural Kenya.