Suzanne Bowdey returned to FRC in 2006 after a three-year absence. In her role as Senior Writer, she drafts commentary for both print and radio on topics such as life, media and entertainment, homosexuality, religion, education, and other issues that affect the institutions of marriage and family. Her op-eds have been featured in publications ranging from The Washington Times to The Christian Post. As part of the team that plans FRC Action's Values Voter Summit, she oversees the event's schedule, speakers, and select publications.
Prior to rejoining FRC, Mrs. Bowdey worked as the Projects Director at the American Conservative Union, managing key aspects of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), supervising the organization's internship program, and functioning as one of the group's chief writers.
From 2003-2004, Mrs. Bowdey served as the Communications Director at the Best Friends Foundation, an inner-city abstinence program with over 5,000 participants. While there, she drafted federal grant proposals which generated over $5 million of organizational revenue from the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services. She also produced all written communication for President Elayne Bennett and served as a liaison to members of the press and Congress on the issues of abstinence, substance abuse, and child development.
During her first tour of duty at FRC, Mrs. Bowdey held the positions of grant writer, culture studies policy analyst, and writer of both the Washington Update and Washington Watch, FRC's daily commentaries on political issues and trends.
Mrs. Bowdey is a graduate of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with majors in both English Writing and Political Science.