Susan Feeney is a partner at GMMB, a political, issue and cause communications firm. She heads the Seattle office. Susan co-leads the firm’s education portfolio, including strategic communications work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation. She provides strategic communications counsel to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, USC’s Rossier School of Education and the Centers for Disease Control, among others.
Prior to joining GMMB, Susan was supervising senior editor for NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, where she edited and coordinated broadcast coverage of breaking news, national and international affairs, politics, the White House, federal agencies, Congress and the arts, including interviews with many of the world’s top newsmakers. She was executive producer of NPR’s 2008 presidential radio debate and senior editor in 2004.
Susan began her career at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and in Washington, D.C., where she also covered the White House, national politics and presidential campaigns for The Dallas Morning News. Susan earned her B.A. in journalism at Syracuse University. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Steve Hirsh, and two sons.