Schuessler, Jill S. was born on March 24, 1972 in Iowa City. Daughter of Dean Alan and Sheryl Ann Schuessler.
Bachelor of Science cum laude, Auburn (Alabama) University, 1993.
Brokerage operations manager Fidelity Investments, Dallas and Atlanta, 1993-1995. Export sales Weyerhaeuser, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1995-1997. Regional sales manager Harris Corporation, 1997-1999, Atlanta, since 1999.
English as Second Language tutor Wake Literacy Council, Raleigh, 1998. Delegate North Carolina Governor's Mission to Latin American, 1999. Member North Carolina World Trade Association (treasurer 1998-1999, vice president since 1999, Key Member 1999), International Visitors Council, North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association, Raleigh Runners Club, Raleigh Ski and Outing Club.