Highland Strategies, founded by Suzanne Biemiller, creates and implements effective policy solutions that bring about desired change.

 

Strategic planning

  • Developed and wrote Greenworks Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia's first comprehensive sustainability strategy.
  • Created a new strategy and workplan for Broad Street Ministry.
  • Planned strategies for the City of Philadelphia to address adult literacy, anti-poverty and increasing participation in the 2010 Census.
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Program Design

  • Developed the Philadelphia Research Initiative, a program of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Conceived and helped develop SoundAboutPhilly, the first podcast tour of Philadelphia.
  • Led the American Board of Internal Medicine's efforts to shift to a community-centered design model.
  • Helped create and implement a public-private Transitional Jobs program for TANF recipients.
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implementation

  • Oversaw the effort to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works for the City of Philadelphia.
  • Developed governance policies and grant-making structures for the founding board and executive director of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
  • Executed the start-up of a federal economic growth and mobility project.
  • Started a Business Improvement District in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood.