Public Administration Speaker Series Presents: Susan S. Platt

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Susan Platt possesses a unique blend of legislative and political insight, amassed from 30+ years of experience on the national, federal and state levels.  She has also been the host of radio talk show “PLATT-iTUDES”, based in Richmond, VA on WJFN Radio. 

Her work on Capitol Hill has given her invaluable knowledge and insight into the inner workings of both the House and Senate.  And her experience managing campaigns and working for national political Party committees makes her uniquely qualified to successfully advocate for her clients. Ms. Platt has had a client base that has ranged from new emerging small businesses to international Fortune 200 companies with interests ranging from Tax, Hi-tech to Agriculture.

During her 2017 statewide primary race for Lt. Governor of Virginia,  Susan organized a campaign for 4 months (going against an opponent who had been running for 4 years) on a quarter of her opponents’ resources and garnered over 200,000 votes –receiving 40 percent of the vote in a  3 way Primary. This is the 5th most votes ever received by a candidate for Lt. Governor. This experience has only added to her wide range of knowledge of management, legislative and public relations experience.

Ms. Platt has held a variety of positions in over 15 years working in U.S. House and Senate offices, ranging from District Outreach, Scheduler, to Chief of Staff. The last position held of Capitol Hill was that as Chief of Staff for Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s Senate office thru the 1996 election cycle.

In the political campaign world, Ms. Platt is well-known for her successes on election night, at the federal and state gubernatorial levels.  Ms. Platt served as Sen. Charles S. Robb’s (D-VA) Campaign Manager during his 1994 bid for reelection against Lt. Colonel Oliver North.  Considered by many as the most watched Senate race of the 1994 cycle, Robb was able to win reelection despite the nationwide trend for Republican candidates.   For her work on this campaign, Ms. Platt was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants with a Pollie Award for Campaign Manager of the Year for the 1994 election cycle.

Her experience also includes successful mobilization of grassroots and grass tops campaigns spanning 20 years.

Susan Platt possesses a unique blend of legislative and political insight, amassed from 30+ years of experience on the national, federal and state levels.  She has also been the host of radio talk show “PLATT-iTUDES”, based in Richmond, VA on WJFN Radio. 

Her work on Capitol Hill has given her invaluable knowledge and insight into the inner workings of both the House and Senate.  And her experience managing campaigns and working for national political Party committees makes her uniquely qualified to successfully advocate for her clients. Ms. Platt has had a client base that has ranged from new emerging small businesses to international Fortune 200 companies with interests ranging from Tax, Hi-tech to Agriculture.

During her 2017 statewide primary race for Lt. Governor of Virginia,  Susan organized a campaign for 4 months (going against an opponent who had been running for 4 years) on a quarter of her opponents’ resources and garnered over 200,000 votes –receiving 40 percent of the vote in a  3 way Primary. This is the 5th most votes ever received by a candidate for Lt. Governor. This experience has only added to her wide range of knowledge of management, legislative and public relations experience.

Ms. Platt has held a variety of positions in over 15 years working in U.S. House and Senate offices, ranging from District Outreach, Scheduler, to Chief of Staff. The last position held of Capitol Hill was that as Chief of Staff for Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s Senate office thru the 1996 election cycle.

In the political campaign world, Ms. Platt is well-known for her successes on election night, at the federal and state gubernatorial levels.  Ms. Platt served as Sen. Charles S. Robb’s (D-VA) Campaign Manager during his 1994 bid for reelection against Lt. Colonel Oliver North.  Considered by many as the most watched Senate race of the 1994 cycle, Robb was able to win reelection despite the nationwide trend for Republican candidates.   For her work on this campaign, Ms. Platt was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants with a Pollie Award for Campaign Manager of the Year for the 1994 election cycle.

Her experience also includes successful mobilization of grassroots and grass tops campaigns spanning 20 years.

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