Susan T. Liberty

Special Consultant , Infrastructure and Economic Development

Tysons, VA

+1 703 712 5379

Susan joined McGuireWoods Consulting's Infrastructure and Economic Development team in 2000. She has extensive economic development and legislative experience, and specializes in advising national and international corporations with their relocation decisions, site selection and incentive negotiations throughout the United States. Her client list encompasses numerous business sectors with a wide-range of requirements including corporate headquarters relocations, manufacturing, food industry distribution, aerospace, government contracting and international shipping.

Additionally, Susan represents clients' interests on a wide range of issues with state and local officials. She played an integral role in the McGuireWoods Consulting team that played a leading role in the development and passage of Virginia's current legal structure for public-private partnerships and innovative financing. Susan advises clients on project identification and proposal penetration using the Public-Private method for procurement for state and local governments. She has advised clients that have built hospitals, higher education facilities, parking decks, and rehabilitation of utility and wastewater infrastructure. She also represents clients using her relationships with state and local officials to bring about successful outcomes on land use and zoning issues in Virginia.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, she was the director of policy and business development at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority where she assisted major corporations with their relocation and business expansion requirements. In addition to concentrating on local business retention, she led the business expansion team that successfully marketed Fairfax County in Silicon Valley. Susan also provided the full range of relocation and business expansion services to international companies. Previously, she was the chief of staff to Thomas M. Davis, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Member, CoreNet Global (Corporate Real Estate Executives Network) Education Committee, Mid-Atlantic Chapter 

Board of Directors, The Angels Network

Virginia Board of Trustees, Childhelp USA 

Member, International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Member, Public Policy Committee, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Member, Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) 

Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI) 

Co-Chair, Legislative Affairs/Economic Development Committee, Arlington County Chamber of Commerce


Economic Incentives Negotiation

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Local Government Relations

Public Private Partnerships

Susan Liberty