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Suzanne Budge Resume: Experience

June 2002-Present / Manager
SBS Associates L.L.C., Boise, Idaho
SBS Associates specializes in public and government affairs in Idaho's capitol city of Boise. The firm provides lobbying, strategic planning, and communications services at all levels of state and local government, and represent clients on a variety of issues. Our public affairs, government relations, and regulatory experience spans a wide variety of issues including natural resources, the environment, health insurance, education, taxes and general business concerns including taxes, employment and human resources.

Feb. 1996-2002 / Principal
SBS Associates L.L.C., Boise, Idaho
Developed and implemented public affairs and communications strategies for a variety of clients in the Pacific Northwest; Provided integrated public affairs services and support -- Assessing critical audiences and needs, developing key messages, managing legislative and regulatory activities, and coordinating a full portfolio of communications tools including presentations, Websites and printed material.

Feb. 1993-Feb. 1996 / Vice President, Corporate Relations
AIA Universe Insurance Group, Boise, Idaho
Managed legislative, public policy and communications activities at state and federal levels for a multi-state insurance company; Liaison to a diverse audience including management boards, state and national organizations, and technical and marketing representatives; Spokesperson on public policy, regulatory, and business issues including health care reform, health insurance, and grassroots networking to opinion leaders, elected officials and the media.

1989-Feb 1993 / Executive Director
Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment, Boise, Idaho
Established and grew a 250 member nonprofit association of individuals, organizations, businesses and foundations; Managed a $200,000 program including fund-raising, program planning and supervision of staff and contractors; Served as spokesperson at over 100 local and regional events on environmental, health and business issues. Represented members in "shaping public policy through science" to opinion leaders, elected officials, the media and the public.

1989 / Scientist, Geosciences Group
EG&G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, Idaho
Coordinated hazardous and nuclear waste remediation projects for environmental restoration and waste management program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Managed field logistics and technical oversight for $500,000 demonstration project.

1984-1988 / Geologist
Conoco, Inc., Houston, Texas / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Prospected, evaluated and managed large- and small-scale projects in oil and gas exploration and development, and environmental site assessments; Organized, presented and sold multimillion dollar prospects to corporate management. Supervised field personnel and contractors for $1.5 million wellsite operations.

1984 / Geological Intern
Sohio Petroleum, Denver Colorado
Completed geological field study of Lisbon Oil and Field, Paradox Basin, Utah.

1984 / Graduate Teaching Assistant
Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado
Taught laboratory and field courses in undergraduate geology department.

1983 / Geological Field and Laboratory Assistant
U. S. Geological Survey, Denver Colorado
Coordinated reconnaissance geochemical sampling program in Central Nevada; performed research, geochemical analyses and evaluation of gold deposits in the western United States.

1983 / Consultant
Colorado School of Mines Core Lab, Golden Colorado
Evaluated E-log, core and outcrop data to prepare maps, research and course material for R.J. Weimer.

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