Joined April 2017
As Of Counsel to Clean Wisconsin, Susan advises and supports the organization’s legal and policy work to protect environmental and human health. She focuses primarily on northern Wisconsin and Lake Superior issues, through a variety of initiatives and partnerships with environmental groups and other allies.
Susan has a passion for protecting the environment in her home state and has over thirty years of professional experience, which includes serving as US EPA Region V Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager, as Environmental Counsel for the Illinois Attorney General, and as an attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy of the Midwest.
Susan holds a PhD from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, an MA from the La Follette School of Public Affairs and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She represented Clean Wisconsin, then known as Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade, in her first case after law school—a case that stopped the discharge of millions of gallons of raw sewage from entering Lake Superior and led the City of Ashland to obtain federal funding to build an upgraded wastewater facility on an inland site.