Suzette Denslow served as the Chief of Staff to Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones since he took office in 2009.
She has a long government background, and she served as Legislative Director for Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. In addition, she served as the Deputy Secretary of Education for Governor L. Douglas Wilder.
Previously, she spent about 15 years lobbying the General Assembly on behalf of local governments. She also was Deputy Director of the Virginia Municipal League, and the Director of the Tennessee Municipal League.
She has a Master's degree in Public Administration (University of Virginia.) and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.