Director, Operational Security & Emergency Response Policy Corporate Policy
American Petroleum Institute
Ms. Suzanne Lemieux started at the American Petroleum Institute in 2013 and now serves as the Manager for Operations Security & Emergency Response Policy within the Corporate Policy group of API’s Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs division. Her primary areas of responsibility are cyber and physical security policy, emergency preparedness and response, UAS policy, and stakeholder engagement, both public and private. Oil spill preparedness and response policy also fall within her management portfolio. Ms. Lemieux previously served as a manager in API’s Midstream and Industry Affairs group, where her portfolio included maritime policy, energy infrastructure advocacy and education, rail policy, and natural gas policy. Previous to API, Ms. Lemieux worked for more than 5 years for BCS Incorporated as the manager of their Emergency Response and Risk Management team and as a senior analyst in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Ms. Lemieux directly supported DOE’s efforts to build public-private partnerships with the oil and natural gas and electricity sectors, specifically in areas of preparedness, emergency response, and both physical and cyber security. She provided technical and policy analysis, as well as communications, support to senior leadership within the Department. Ms. Lemieux is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has a Security+ certification from CompTIA, and is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior experience includes over 6 years at MCI Worldcom as a senior network engineer and supervisor. Ms. Lemieux has a Master of Public and International Affairs from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management from Radford University.