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Susan Adams

Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

As the Director of Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs (SFEP), Ms. Susan Adams is responsible for ensuring that the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) complies with safety, fire and environmental regulations. SFEP establishes safety policy, conducts oversight, and coordinates emergency planning and preparedness. SFEP also serves as the AOC’s point of contact with external regulatory agencies for occupational safety and health, fire protection and environmental matters.

Prior to her employment with the AOC, Ms. Adams worked as a civilian employee with the Department of Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Maryland. For the first 10 years of her career, Ms. Adams held various positions in production and pre-production of ordnance. In 1993, Ms. Adams was promoted to Environmental Director and in 1996 to Safety Department Head. During her tenure, the Indian Head Division received a number of safety and environmental awards including the Navy Safety Award, the Department of Defense Environmental Quality Award (twice) and the Department of Defense Natural Resources Award.

Ms. Adams graduated from Clarkson College of Technology in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and industrial engineering.