House, Washington, District #1
22121 17th Ave SE,
Bldg E, Suite 220
Bothell, WA 98021
Phone: (202) 225-6311
DelBene spent part of her early childhood in Newport Hills and Mercer Island before her father, an airline pilot, lost his job. After fourth grade, her family moved all over the country in search of work. With hard work and financial aid such as student loans and work study programs, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Reed College.
Suzan worked in the biotechnology industry before earning an MBA from the University of Washington and embarking on a successful career as a technology leader and innovator. In more than two decades as an executive and entrepreneur, she helped to start drugstore.com as its vice president of marketing and store development, and served as CEO and president of Nimble Technology, a business software company based on technology developed at the University of Washington. Suzan also spent 12 years at Microsoft, most recently as corporate vice president of the company’s mobile communications business.
Beyond her private sector experience, public service has always been central to Suzan's story. It is a key reason she decided to seek public office in the first place. She was an advisor to Global Partnerships, a microfinance nonprofit focused on providing needed loans to help create economic opportunities for people living in poverty in Latin America. She has worked with the YWCA to build programs to provide transitional housing and job training to women and families.
Suzan is married to her husband Kurt and they have two college-aged children, Becca and Zach.