Susan Guthrie has more than 22 years of experience in public relations and management in both the public and private sectors. She currently is serving as Interim City Manager for the City of Tyler. She has been the Assistant City Manager since January of 2013.
Susan has worked for the City of Tyler since 2007, previously serving as Managing Director of External Relations and Communications Director. Prior to joining the City of Tyler, she was the Marketing and Communications Director for the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona. She has also held the positions of Associate Director of Public Affairs for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix; Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator and Marketing Specialist for the City of Mesa; Quality and Training Manager for Advanced Services-GE, and Marketing and Outreach Manager for Health Choice Arizona.
Susan holds a Bachelors Degree from Arizona State University and is currently enrolled in the University of Texas-Tyler Masters of Public Administration program. She received her accreditation in public relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America in 2006. She also is a certified public participation practitioner (IAP2) and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program as well as the Public Executive Institute at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of the University of Texas.