June 26, 2017

Suzanne Kinney

Suzanne Kinney is an experienced non-profit executive and public policy professional. She currently runs her own public policy firm called Southwest Business Policy, which provides research and communications services for business, non-profit and government clients.

For eight years, Suzanne was a member of the executive staff at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry serving as Senior Vice President of Public Policy. Suzanne managed the Chamber’s public policy activities, coordinated board-level committees and task forces, raised funds, supervised staff, and recruited new members. She often provided expert testimony at the state legislature and government agencies, communicated with the media, and made presentations to civic and business organizations. In 2008, she founded the Arizona Chamber Foundation, a research-based public policy institute, which publishes white papers on issues such as the state budget, taxation, education, health care, regulation and more.

Earlier in her career, Suzanne was a Senior Research Analyst at Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. Before that, she worked as a management consultant based out of Chicago for Diamond Technology Consultants (now a PriceWaterhouse Coopers company).

Suzanne was selected as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty-Under-40 Class of 2009. She has served on boards and advisory committees for numerous non-profits, including the Arizona Business and Education Coalition, Arizona Health-E Connection, the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, Expect More Arizona, Global Ties Arizona, and the Institute for Mental Health Research. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from Tulane University in New Orleans and a Master of Arts degree from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.