Suzanne Black

Principal Consultant

Ms. Black has been working in the utility industry since 2003, providing strategic and innovative approaches to compliance programs and business solutions in the Distribution, Transmission and Generation environments. She has extensive experience and knowledge in developing and implementing effective, efficient, and sustainable NERC CIP compliance programs by maximizing organizational resources, documenting, and streamlining business processes and workflows, and establishing internal controls and monitoring activities. More importantly, she has always focused on creating practical compliance solutions tailored to meet the needs of the organizations she has served.

Earlier in Career

Since 2012, Ms. Black has led and participated in NERC CIP Compliance procedure development, program oversight, and compliance audit preparation, NERC CIP compliance assessments, mock audits, RSAW development, and corrective action planning. Ms. Black has also facilitated and participated in numerous highly successful NERC CIP and NERC 693 on-site audits in the Transmission and Generation environments. Additionally, she has overseen the administration and execution of all aspects of the NERC CIP compliance program for registered entities that represented large and medium BA, RC, TO, TOP, GO, and GOP industry segments.

Before Ms. Black’s NERC compliance roles, she held positions in emergency action planning, distributed resource interconnections, and work management business analysis.In these roles, she developed risk assessments and mitigation plans, project plans, performance reports, and streamlined business processes.


Ms. Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Hartford. She also holds an Associate of Arts degree in Arts, Letters, and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Black has obtained a Project Management Certificate sponsored by Boston University, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Purdue University, and ICS-100, IS-200.b, and IS-700.a certifications from FEMA Emergency Management Institute.