Known to many MWESB-certified firms as a key mentor, Suzanne provides training and mentoring to businesses or individuals on outreach, business plans, marketing plans, presentation skills, appearance, business development, and documentation. With excellent leadership skills, outreach experience, and public speaking savvy, she conducts training on MWESB certification, sustainability in contracting, and proposal writing, educating traditionally underserved businesses on how to do business with public agencies. She also trains clients on how to expand the diversity of their contractors and workforce, resolve conflict, and build long-lasting mentoring relationships.
Urban Development Partners | Beaverton Central Site
Diversity Consultant Practitioner, 2/2020-present
Providing outreach consulting services for the Beaverton Central Site development project. Collaborating with the project manager, developer, and general contractor to deliver project training, oversight, and outreach to certified firms and help the team achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals.
JH Kelly | PDX PA and ConRac Facility Mechanical Plumbing
MWESB Implementation Oversight Consultant, 1/2019-present
Providing assistance in implementing the project’s minority, women, and emerging small business (MWESB) program, conducting project outreach events, and organizing an open house.
ZGF-VIA-Mayer/Reed Joint Venture | TriMet Southwest Corridor Project SWTPE Urban Design
DBE Coordinator, Onboarding Manager, and Assistant Project Manager, 11/2018-present (2021)
Managing the project handbook and monthly progress reports and coordinating and training DBE subcontractors for this comprehensive planning and design effort to help address the impacts of future growth while preserving neighborhoods and creating more great places.
Southwest Transit Partners—Parametrix-David Evans and Associates–AECOM Joint Venture | TriMet Southwest Corridor Project
DBE Coordinator, Onboarding Manager, Project Management Plan Manager, and Assistant Project Manager, l8/2017-present (2025)
Coordinating and training DBE subcontractors and managing the Project Management Plan for this comprehensive planning and design effort to help address the impacts of future growth while preserving neighborhoods and creating more great places.
Prosper Portland | Equity Training and Consultation
On-Call Racial Equity Facility Consultant, 12/2017-11/2019
Provided equity training and consultation on an on-call basis.
Mill Plain Electric | Diversity Training and MWESB Consulting
Diversity Consultant, 2014
Wrote MWESB and DBE Inclusion Plan for a Washington State Department of Transportation Project and for a confidential project in the Portland, Oregon metro area.
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- SafeBuild Alliance | Safety Program
- Balfour Beatty Construction/Howard S. Wright Constructors Design Team | Portland Building Reconstruction Project
- JR Merit | Seattle City Light Mill Pond Dam Removal
- CH2M HILL | TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail West Segment Final Design
- Cooper Zietz Engineers | Workforce Statewide Mentoring Services Development Program, ODOT Office of Civil Rights
- Cooper Zietz Engineers | Portland Development Commission