Susan Swearingen Oelsen has an educational background in economics and finance. Professionally, she has over 20 years of finance, real estate development, program and project development. In the past five years, she has been dedicated to workforce development. As one of 25 chosen nationally for the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative of the Department of Veteran Affairs, she increased awareness of the benefits of Veteran and Military Family employment and pursued opportunities for Military education and training. Project QUEST is a non-profit whose mission is to strengthen the economy with highly qualified employees for in-demand living wage careers. At Project QUEST, she serves as a military liaison, recruiting Veterans and family members for PQ programs; and cultivates employer relationships for the benefit of participants of Project QUEST’s IT and Cyber Security training. Ms. Oelsen is a member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Cyber Council; the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Committee, the NICE Apprenticeship Subgroup; the NICE Apprenticeship Landscape Survey Project Team; and volunteers for the CyberTexas team events.