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Susan Steffenhagen, AICP


Susan Steffenhagen joined the Milepost team with a background in city and transportation planning. She is skilled in federal grants management and planning for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, having previously worked at the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

A native Nashvillian, Susan earned her B.S. in Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Management from Georgia Tech, and her Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis.

She currently serves on the Executive Boards of the Nashville Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) and Georgia Tech’s Nashville Alumni Network, is the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Mentor Match Coordinator, a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, and a member of the Junior League of Nashville. Susan was also YPT International’s 2021 Changemakers in Transportation award recipient.

Core competencies

  • Process improvement
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Engagement strategy (outreach and education lens)
  • State and federal grant development, writing, and management
  • Transportation planning
  • Land use/urban planning
  • Program development
  • Grant/funding opportunities Identification


Knitting and crocheting
Binge-watching Law and Order reruns
Walkable neighborhoods


Georgia Tech’s football record
Waking up early

Little-known fact

I took French for all four years of high school and was never fluent!