Gov. Whitmer designates Suzanne K. Sukkar to serve as Chair

September 24, 2021 

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Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs Chair 

Suzanne K. Sukkar, of Ypsilanti, is a member at Dickinson Wright PLLC. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Michigan and Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School. Ms. Sukkar was appointed to the Commission in 2015. The Governor has designated Ms. Sukkar to serve as Chair of the Commission.  

The Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs was created by Executive Order 2015-6. The Commission is housed in the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and shall act in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the Director. The 15-member council will advise the department on issues relating to the Arab and Chaldean communities in Michigan and promote awareness of their culture and history. They will also work to empower, promote, and advance the Middle Eastern American community in Michigan. 

Chair designations are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.