Trustee Thear Suzuki is a global client service partner at EY with 25 years of professional services experience. She serves on EY’s Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council, and she champions leadership development programs that build inclusive, innovative and courageous leaders for the 21st century. Prior to joining EY in 2012, Thear spent 16 years at Accenture as a regional advisory managing partner and Americas consulting talent leader.
Thear holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering with a biomedical engineering specialization from Southern Methodist University.
Thear and her husband live in Plano and have four sons.
Community Leadership / Board ServiceThear serves on the SMU Lyle Engineering School Executive Board, the SMU Tate Lecture Series Board, the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Committee, the National Asian/Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship Board, and she is the co-chair for the 50/50 Women on Boards – Dallas initiative.
She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and United Way Women of Tocqueville. Thear served two terms on the board for the Texas Women’s Foundation where she was co-chair of its Economic Leadership Council and a proud founding member of the Orchid Giving Circle. Thear also served two board terms with the Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum.
Thear is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and has received several awards, including the DCEO Corporate Excellence in Leadership, the SMU Women's Symposium Profiles in Leadership, Women Leaders in Consulting award and WING’s Mentors & Allies award. She was named one of the most powerful business leaders in North Texas 2021 by DCEO.
Thear is featured in “Out of Many, One – Portraits of America’s Immigrants” by George W. Bush.