Legislative Staff

Susan Howard
Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs
Work Phone: 202.624.8590 Work Fax: 202.624.8813
Susan Howard serves as the Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs. Susan is responsible for Legislative and Executive Branch outreach, advocacy of NADO’s legislative priorities, and policy development. Before joining NADO, Susan served as the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Federal Legislative Programs Coordinator. In that role, she managed the department’s federal legislative program, working closely with the North Carolina Congressional delegation and various transportation coalitions to advance federal funding and policy goals in annual and supplemental appropriations bills and reauthorization of surface transportation programs. Prior to that, she was a Legislative Assistant to Rep. David Price (NC-4), for whom she handled transportation, energy, and environmental policy and appropriations. She holds a BA in political science from Guilford College.  
Josh Shumaker
Legislative Associate
Work Phone: 202.624.8482 Work Fax: 202.624.8813
Josh Shumaker supports the Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs and facilitates NADO’s public policy advocacy and development. Before joining NADO, he managed planning, environmental, data, and grant development programs with Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG). Josh earned a Master of Public Administration from The University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College.