Susan Good Geise [R], Chairman

Susan Good Geise

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Commissioner Geise has served on the Lewis & Clark County Commission since 2013.

Mary Susan Good Geise's public service includes her experience in the Montana Legislature, advising the Montana Public Service Commission, and serving on the Augusta school board.  Susan is married to Ross Geise, born and raised in Augusta. They have two children, Benjamin E. Good, his wife, Stacey F. Good, and Katie Lane, her husband, Colin Lane. They are the parents of the two most wonderful grandchildren in the world; Allison and Reid.

Commissioner Geise’s goal is to demonstrate that the Lewis and Clark Commission is a role model of what a governing body should resemble by encouraging healthy dialog between opposing viewpoints and building consensus wherever possible.

Education:

  • Smith College, Northampton, MA. Bachelor of Arts, Government, 2004
  • University of Montana Summer School, 2003
  • University of Montana, 1970 - 1972
  • Seattle University, 1968 - 1969

Work Experience:

  • Lewis and Clark County Commissioner, Appointed May 2013
  • Librarian, Lewis and Clark County Library, Augusta branch, 2009 - 2013
  • Middle School Teacher, Grades 6-8, De La Salle Blackfeet School, Browning, MT, 2005 - 2008
  • Middle School Teacher, Grades 6-7, Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, Brooklyn, NY, 2004 - 2005
  • Lobbyist; Government Affairs Consultant, 2003 - 2004
  • Chief Policy Adviser, Electric Utilities Regulation, Montana Public Service Commission, 2001 - 2002
  • Executive Director, Govt. Regulations, Allied Citizens for Healthcare Equity (ACHE), 1999 - 2000
  • Lobbyist, Health Care Issues, 1995 - 1997
  • Executive Director, Campaign Manager, Citizens Against Prolific Spending CI 67, 1993 - 1994
  • Montana House of Representatives, 1989 - 1991; Taxation Committee, Local Govt., Health & Human Services, Select Committee on Education Funding, Acting Chairman Revenue Oversight Committee
  • Research Specialist, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, 1982 – 1988

Interests and Achievements / Community Involvement:

  • Montana Public Radio Commentator (monthly), 1994 - 2004
  • Governor's Award for Excellence, Montana Public Service Commission, 2002
  • Panelist, International Health Care Conference, Hong Kong, December 2002
  • Political Consultant Solidarity Party (Poland), February 1997
  • Montana Republican Party Chairman, 1992 - 1993
  • Republican National Central Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • Platform Committee and Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1992