Susan Severino Fenton specializes in public policy.
Susan brings years of Iowa Statehouse experience to LS2group. She served four years as the legislative liaison for Iowa’s secretary of agriculture. In this position, she communicated with Iowa lawmakers, the Governor’s office, and Iowa’s congressional delegation on policies and budget issues critical to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Before joining the secretary’s office, Susan worked in the Iowa House of Representatives for the speaker of the house and the house majority leader. She was also a member of the House Republican caucus staff where she provided policy analyses for human services, economic development, and environmental protection committees. Susan served as a designee for the secretary of agriculture on the Iowa State Fair Board and the state of Iowa English Language Learners Task Force.
As evidence to Susan’s integrity and influence at the Iowa State Capitol, members of the Iowa Legislature asked her to join the Honorary Pioneer Lawmaker Association on April 5, 2017. The Pioneer Lawmakers Association was founded 131 years ago. Susan is one of the few former statehouse staffers and lobbyists who have been invited to join this celebrated group.
Susan has worked and volunteered on numerous political campaigns, including re-election campaigns for Governor Terry Branstad and Senator Chuck Grassley. She worked two years as publicity chair for the Beaverdale Holiday Boutique and is a member of both the Drake and Waveland Park neighborhood associations. Susan is an active member of her church serving on the CRHP committee and a Cub Scout den mom. Susan and her husband volunteer on the largest fundraising committee at their child’s school. She is also a member of the Dowling Catholic Alumni Association and the Dowling Club.
Susan serves on her son’s school Improvement Advisory Committee. The committee advises school principals and teachers on student learning goals, major educational needs for the school, anti-bullying efforts and any other issues related to improvement of the school.
Susan is a graduate of Drake University with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science.
Des Moines, IA