Susan Rochford

Susan Rochford

Council on Competitiveness

Vice President, Energy & Sustainability Initiatives

Ms. Rochford joined the Council on Competitiveness in 2006 as Vice President, Energy & Sustainability Initiatives. Prior to joining the Council, Susan was Principal, Responsible Solutions LLC, a New England based public affairs firm. Susan served as Vice President, Government, Regulatory & Industry Affairs for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. In this capacity she directed the Washington, DC office, developed the organization's government and regulatory affairs strategies, and managed UL's industry association relations. Before joining UL, Susan served for over ten years as Director of International Affairs for Honeywell Inc. where she led the development of the company's positions on international trade, investment and international energy efficiency policies, and implemented related advocacy strategies. Susan was appointed as Senior Advisor on Trade Policy to the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.  She was recruited to the Commerce Department from the U.S.-Japan Business Council, where she was Executive Director. Susan's career began on Capitol Hill, as Assistant Director of the New England Congressional Institute. Susan holds a B.A. in Political Science, University of Connecticut, and a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.

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