Julie Susman is President, CEO, and owner of Jefferson Consulting Group, LLC. Jefferson Consulting Group is a small, woman-owned, Washington, DC professional services firm. Jefferson Consulting Group is comprised of two wholly owned subsidiaries: Jefferson Solutions and Jefferson Business Consulting. Ms. Susman oversees, manages, and guides each business.
Jefferson Solutions assists federal government customers navigate today’s dynamic Acquisition and Management environment. Jefferson Solutions provides assistance in Acquisition, Human Capital, and Program Management, and has served more than 50 Federal Agencies since 1996.
Jefferson Business Consulting provides business strategy and results-focused tactics. We help industry clients develop effective positioning and targeted advocacy to create demand, funding and contracts from federal agencies for their products and services. Ms. Susman established this line of business in 1988.
Ms. Susman is an expert in business development, government relations, and government procurement, with a focus on health care, information technology, and improving how the government buys. She is a nationally recognized expert in federal health care programs, including veterans’ and military health care programs. Prior to heading Jefferson Consulting Group, she managed the Washington operations of McDonnell Douglas’ Health Information Systems Company, and previously served as Deputy Staff Director, Legislative Director, and Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Jefferson Solutions is the recipient of the USDA’s 2015 OIG Woman-Owned Business Contractor of the Year award. Ms. Susman was the recipient of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Special Recognition Award for her efforts on behalf of homeless chronically mentally ill veterans. She is a Board member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), serves on the ACT-IAC Executive Advisory Council, and is a Board member of the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA). For 14 years she chaired the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Health Affairs Division.
Ms. Susman holds a master’s degree in psychological counseling from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Royal Oak, Maryland, and has four children and nine grandchildren.