SBS Advocacy Resume
A Quick Overview
Spanning nearly four decades, Suzanne Budge’s 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.
SBS Associates L.L.C., Boise, Idaho
June 2002 – Present | Manager
,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.
SBS Associates L.L.C., Boise, Idaho
Feb. 1996 – 2002 | Principal
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.
AIA Universe Insurance Group, Boise, Idaho
Feb. 1993 – Feb. 1996 | Vice President, Corporate Relations
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.
Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment, Boise, Idaho
1989 – Feb 1993 | Executive Director
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.
EG&G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, Idaho
1989 | Scientist, Geosciences Group
Coordinated hazardous and nuclear waste remediation projects for an environmental restoration and waste management program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Managed field logistics and technical oversight for a $500,000 demonstration project.
Conoco, Inc., Houston, Texas / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1984 – 1988 | Geologist
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.
Sohio Petroleum, Denver, Colorado
1984 | Geological Intern
Completed geological field study of Lisbon Oil and Field, Paradox Basin, Utah.
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
1984 | Graduate Teaching Assistant
Taught laboratory and field courses in undergraduate geology department.
U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado
1983 | Geological Field and Laboratory Assistant
Coordinated reconnaissance geochemical sampling program in Central Nevada; performed research, geochemical analyses, and evaluation of gold deposits in the western United States.
Colorado School of Mines Core Lab, Golden, Colorado
1983 | Consultant
Evaluated E-log, core, and outcrop data to prepare maps, research, and course material for R.J. Weimer.
Master of Science in Geology, 1982, GPA 3.94
Colorado School of Mines – Golden, Colorado
Thesis: Trace element Dispersion around Precious and Base Metal Veins in the Idaho Springs District, Colorado.
Bachelor of Science in Geology, 1980, GPA 3.89
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi – Utah State University – Logan, Utah
- Idaho Heritage Trust, Chairman Board of Trustees
- Idaho Liability Reform Coalition, Board member
- Idaho Legislative Advisors
- Idaho Society of Association Executives
- State Hazardous Waste Facility License Review Panel
– appointed by Gov. Phil Batt, confirmed by the Idaho Senate
- Idaho Environmental Forum, Steering Committee
- Boise City Club – founding member
- Idaho Dose Evaluation & Review Assessment Panel
- Idaho Water Resource Research Institute Advisory Group
- Idaho State Drinking Water Advisory Committee
- City of Boise Visions Working Committee-Water Committee
- City of Boise Sludge Advisory Committee
- Idaho Society of Association Executives, Board Member
- Idaho Educational Alliance for Sciences-Charter Chairman
- Registered Professional Geologist in Wyoming, PG-722
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists
- Idaho Association of Professional Geologists
- Boise Metro Chamber
Suzanne Budge, P.J. LeAnderson, and G.S. Holden, 1987, Tertiary Mineralization –
Idaho Springs, Colorado: Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide –
Rocky Mountain Section, 1987, p. 311-314.
J.T. Nash, D.F. Siems, and Suzanne Budge, 1985, Geochemical studies of the Belmont
silver district, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 85-
0263, 21 p.
R.J. Fairfield, D.F. Siems, J.S. Zuker, R.H. Hill, J.T. Nash, and Suzanne Budge, 1985,
Analytical results and sample locality map of stream-sediment samples from the
Tonopah 1 X 2 Quadrangle, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 85-
0376, 87 p.
J.T. Nash, D.F. Siems, and Suzanne Budge, 1985, Geochemical signatures of ore
deposits and mineralized rocks from the Pilot Mountains, Mineral County Nevada:
U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 85-0388, 22 p.
Budge, Suzanne, 1983, Trace element dispersion around precious and base metal
veins, Idaho Springs district, Colo.: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting,
Cordilleran Section, Salt Lake City, UT (abstract).
Budge, Suzanne, 1982, Trace element dispersion around precious and base metal
veins, Idaho Springs district, Colo.: Unpub. Master’s thesis, Colorado School of
Mines, Golden, Colorado.