New York Office

461 Broadway

P.O. Box 1447

Monticello, NY  12701

Tel: 845-794-3833

Fax: 845-794-3827

Suzanne R. LoughlinSuzanne R. Loughlin,
Of Counsel

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Suzanne is a licensed attorney in the State of New York, serving in an Of Counsel capacity to the firm of Billig, Loughlin & Baer. Suzanne is also Co-Founder, EVP/Chief Administrative Officer of Firestorm® Solutions, LLC, a recognized leader in crisis management & PR, vulnerability analysis, risk mitigation and business continuity.


Suzanne began her legal career as a litigator in 1985 with the law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker in New York City, where she defended professional liability actions on behalf of physicians, attorneys, architects, engineers and accountants.  She later served as Managing Attorney of a 40-attorney law firm with offices throughout New York and Florida. She went on to become Chief Administrative Officer and Director of a public insurance holding company, and has expertise in the areas of communications, governance, human resources, information technology,  facilities management and internal  audit.


During her twenty-five year career, Suzanne has worked with public and private companies, assisting them in the development and implementation of corporate strategies, goals and policies. In times of crisis, she managed the reorganization and turn-around of several organizations.  She has extensive experience in the development of crisis management & communications , workplace violence, emergency response, business continuity, and communicable illness plans on behalf of Fortune 100 clients, as well as small businesses, educational institutions, and governmental entities. 


Suzannes work with major clients, which includes crisis management support at Virginia Tech after the shootings, as well as many other educational institutions and private businesses, has provided Suzanne exceptional insights into preparedness. She has inspired hundreds of groups and thousands of listeners on these topics when she presents around the country. Her presentations, both entertaining and instructive, equip the audience with actionable ideas and suggestions.  Participants learn the value of Firestorm’sPredict.Plan.Perform.™ process to “keep disruptions from becoming disasters.”


Suzanne is extremely active in her community and has received numerous awards for her service, including the Anti-Defamation League’s prestigiousAmericanism Award in 2007; The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development 2009Distinguished Service Award;  The Catskill Mountain Business & Professional Women’s 2008 ‘Woman of the Year Award’; The American Heart Association’s 2001Community Volunteerism Award;  and The Sullivan County Childcare Council’s 1999Child Advocate of the Year Award.


Suzanne serves as a board member of Rhinebeck Bank, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency, Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development, and Nana’s House Childcare Center. For the past 20 years and continuing, Suzanne serves as the Race Director of the Rhulen Rock Hill Run & Ramble, Inc., an annual 5K footrace benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which has raised over one million dollars and has added hundreds of names to the international bone marrow donor bank.