School of Public Affairs: Guy Suter (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Bachelor of Science in Public Policy
As a student with undiagnosed dyslexia, Suter’s college journey has seen significant ups and downs since kindergarten. He began his university career in higher education at the University of Shippensburg. While working full time, Suter transferred to Penn State Harrisburg in 2001 to earn a degree in public policy. At the time, he was a founding member of the Republican and Democratic student clubs and president of the pre-law club. Twenty years after starting it, Guy recently returned to Penn State Harrisburg to complete his education, graduating from Magna Cum Laude. Even though, he said, it wasn’t necessary for his career, he did it for his mother, to set a positive example for his children and to prove to himself that he could to himself. .
Suter has been launching and leading technology companies for over 20 years. Today, he is the CEO of AMPLL Inc., a start-up startup that is building a workplace health app. He is also the co-founder of Cahoots in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a tech hub dedicated to helping Michigan’s startup ecosystem thrive. Suter has traveled the entire entrepreneurial journey from building products on apartment floors, to Silicon Valley acquisitions, to IPOs and VC-backed failures.
Outside of work, Suter sits on the Education Committee of the Autism Alliance of Michigan and as a member of MiPAAC (Michigan Parents, Advocate, Attorney Coalition). He’s also part of a core team advocating for new legislation in Michigan to provide better screening and educational support to dyslexic students, like his two children.
He will be escorted to the ceremony by Carol R. Nechemias, Emeritus Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy