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Suzi LeVine

Suzan (Suzi) LeVine

Suzan (Suzi) LeVine

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs

Biography

Ambassador Suzi LeVine has over 25 years of experience leading global organizations across government, corporate and non-profit sectors. She is a board director for Publicis Groupe, an advisory board member for OpenClassrooms and serves on the non-profit boards of CareerWise USA, Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL) and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

During the past decade, she developed landmark programs promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and catalyzed innovative workforce systems such as apprenticeship and paid family and medical leave. She brings to her work valuable experience and insights into the inner workings of government agencies, human capital retention and developing the workforce of the future.

In the public sector, she served as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Commissioner for Washington State’s Employment Security Department and, most recently, as the Acting Assistant Secretary at USDOL’s Employment and Training Administration.

She led the latter two through significant crises and change as they navigated the pandemic. As Ambassador, Suzi partnered with both nations to significantly advance apprenticeship in the U.S. These public sector successes leveraged her experiences working at both Microsoft and Expedia and as a stay-at-home mom to her two children.

Suzi has degrees in English and Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and enjoys civic engagement, dog-walking and paddleboarding.

Teaching

Fall 2022 - Brown University Study Group: The Power of the States (the people and practices behind the policies and programs that affect our lives)

Spring 2022 - Brown University Study Group: How We Work (under the hood of the workplace - leadership, culture, policies and evolution)