Susan Greenwood: Attorney-at-Law: Legal Council & Research Susan McNeil Greenwood is a native of Kansas who has lived in the Washington, D. C. metropolitan area for more than thirty years. She graduated magna cum laude from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, where she majored in History with a minor in German. Susan is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law School and is licensed to practice law in her home state of Kansas and in Federal District courts. Ms. Greenwood began her practice of law in the Memphis District office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), where she specialized in real estate transactions. Ms. Greenwood is a senior-level attorney with more than 25 years of experience with the USACE. She is a key senior staff member in the Office of the Chief Counsel, where she serves as Legislative Counsel for the Agency. She is the principal staff member of the Office of the Chief Counsel responsible for drafting legislation in support of the Department of the Army’s Civil Works program; responsible for responding to requests for legislative drafting services from Members of Congress and congressional staffers; and for developing guidance for implementation of water resources authorities applicable to the USACE. As Legislative Counsel for the Agency, Ms. Greenwood works closely with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), the Office of Management and Budget, and legislative counsels and representatives from Executive agencies and the private sector, as well as with members of Congress and congressional staff, in negotiating compromise language for inclusion in omnibus bills in support of the Army Civil Works Program. Her significant legislative accomplishments include the Water Resources Development Acts of 1990, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, and 2007. She has received numerous special commendations and awards for participation in successful completion of the negotiation process leading to enactment of the Acts, including special recognition from the Secretary of the Army, as well as from the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works and the Chairperson of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Ms. Greenwood has also served as the principal attorney within HQUSACE responsible for drafting, negotiating, reviewing, revising and approving project cooperation agreements for implementation of water resources development projects by the Department of the Army. In that capacity, she worked closely with non-Federal sponsors, project stakeholders, lobbyists, professional organizations, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and other interested Administration officials. She was selected to chair the Task Force responsible for drafting the initial guidance for implementation of the non-Federal cost sharing requirements resulting from enactment of the landmark Water Resources Development Act of 1986. Ms. Greenwood is an active member of the USACE Legislative Task Force. In addition, she has worked on Native American and Labor-Management issues. She served as a Management Team Member in negotiating the first Labor-Management contract entered into by the USACE with the newly-recognized AFGE Local bargaining unit. She has also served as an active member of the Interagency Task Force established by the Office of Management and Budget to address issues associated with creation of an alternative funding source for the development, operation, and maintenance of the Nation’s harbors as a result of a Supreme Court ruling that the then-existing system was unconstitutional as applied to exports. In addition, Ms. Greenwood served as a member of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Water Supply Issues for the District of Columbia Metropolitan Area. In that capacity, she worked closely with the Water Supply Customers of the Washington Aqueduct in implementing statutorily-directed borrowing authority provided to the Secretary of the Army pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Amendments Act of 1996. That work including negotiation and drafting of cross-jurisdictional Memoranda of Understanding and Financing Agreements. Ms. Greenwood is the proud mother of three daughters and one son. Her two oldest children, Elizabeth and Emily, live in Seville, Spain, with their spouses and sons. Ms. Greenwood’s younger two children live in the Washington, D. C. metropolitan area. Her youngest daughter, Jessica, recently married the love of her life, Gabe. They live in Rockville, Maryland. Of all of the things Ms. Greenwood has done with and in her life, she can say—without a hint of a doubt—that nothing compares with the joy she has had—and continues to have—in being the mother of these four wonderful people and in watching her family continue to grow through the addition of the spouses of her children and delightful grandchildren.