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Suzanne Zurn

Suzanne is known for her strategic insights, business acumen, high-quality client work, and mentoring. At The Prosper Group Suzanne leverages her 20 years of experience in political campaigns, public affairs and strategic communications to lead business operations and client delivery teams.

Suzanne’s prior positions include serving in leadership roles at Washington, DC area strategic communication agencies and as Communications Director at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Political experience includes assistant campaign manager for Governor Sam Brownback’s first campaign for Congress in 1994, finance director and deputy manager for Sen. Pat Roberts’ first campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1996. She also served on the congressional staffs of Brownback, Roberts, and Rep. Jim Ryun (KS-02).

Suzanne is active in several professional organizations and is a sought out mentor and speaker on a variety of topics ranging from digital strategy, public affairs, advocacy, PACs, executive presence and leadership. Her recent article “Public Affairs Trends That Matter Now” was published in Campaigns & Elections Magazine.

Suzanne earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Management from The George Washington University, and graduated cum laude from Washburn University with a bachelor’s in political science and communications. In 2003, Washburn named her an Alumni Fellow to the College of Arts and Sciences.

Suzanne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washburn Alumni Association, and is also on the Advisory Team at Call2Action. She is a former Board member for Women in Government Relations and continues to play an active role in the organization.

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