Suzanne Beall is Assistant Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy. She represents the franchising industry before Congress, the Administration and national political parties.
Prior to the IFA, Suzanne served as Federal Legislative Director for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where she spearheaded the association's workforce, health care and trade policies. Suzanne's accomplishments include the negotiation and passage of health reimbursement arrangement legislation, the Small Business Health Care Relief Act, which was ultimately included in the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub. L. No. 114-255). She also directed coalition efforts to secure bipartisan reforms to the U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule, the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5813). Prior to her role at NAHB, she managed a broad legislative portfolio for U.S. Congressman Sander Levin, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, primarily focusing on foreign affairs, education, transportation, and related appropriations policies. She received an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School in 2009.