Suzanne Biemiller was appointed the City of Philadelphia’s interim chief of staff by Mayor Michael A. Nutter on June 13, 2011. She had worked as director of policy, planning and coordination for the Mayor since January 2010. Previously, Biemiller worked as a consultant in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where she was the principle author and producer of Greenworks Philadelphia, the Administration’s sustainability strategy. Prior to joining the Nutter Administration, Biemiller worked for The Pew Charitable Trusts as a senior program officer. While there, she managed the creation of the Philadelphia Research Initiative and produced a number of reports on the city’s prospects and challenges. Biemiller also oversaw the start-ups of a number of local and national initiatives including the Transitional Work Corporation, Electionline.org, SoundAbout Philly and a Pennsylvania-based rural economic development effort. From 2003 to 2005, she took a leave from Pew to serve as the executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business Association. She has also worked as a legislative aide to former U.S. Representative Marjorie Margolies and as a project manager with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation’s Navy Yard redevelopment effort. Biemiller graduated from Williams College with a bachelor of arts in American studies and has a master’s in public policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.