TACE Resource Expert

Sue Suter, M.S.
Associate Commissioner of the Office of Employment Support Programs at the Social Security Administration

Sue Suter has been the Associate Commissioner of the Office of Employment Support Programs at the Social Security Administration since June 2004. Sue oversees planning, policy, and implementation of social security disability employment programs, reporting to the Deputy Commissioner. Sue directs the implementation of the Ticket to Work Program and other work incentive provisions and initiatives to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

For more than 20 years, Sue Suter has been a leader and manager in Federal and State cabinet-level agencies as well as international non-profit organizations associated with the disability community and rehabilitation services. Sue has served as Director of the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services, Public Aid, and Children and Family Services. Sue has also served as Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Education and President of the World Institute on Disability. She is a highly respected expert in the field of employment for people with disabilities.

Sue Suter holds a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. She has received several awards and honors, including a Distinguished Service Award from the National Governor's Association, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, and the Arthur Rubloff Memorial Award, from the United Cerebral Palsy Association.