Susan Rusch is a leading subject matter expert for Maher’s Federal and State/Regional practices. As a seasoned program manager and facilitator, she is playing a lead role in a number of projects that optimize the alignment and implementation of the workforce system. This includes work coaching and helping communities implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and reach outcomes designed under the Workforce Innovation Fund grants.
Susan brings 20 years of experience at the state (Colorado) and local levels, developing programs, policies, tools, and resources for the workforce system. She has served as a local career counselor and built expertise in programs that affect dislocated workers, adults, and those affected by global trade. At the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Susan expanded her knowledge of the workforce system as a program monitor, grants manager, adviser and liaison to local areas; evaluating local area policies, procedures and operations in the areas of governance, program, fiscal, and administrative functions.
Susan has a BS degree in Education from the State University of New York, College at Buffalo and applies organizational behavior theory, process improvement and project management concepts in her work.
Susan’s office and residence are located in Colorado.