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Frank Suitter graduated with honors from the University of Utah in 1964 with a Bachelors of Science in banking and finance. Three years later, he received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Suitter has extensive government, financial and legal experience. While in Washington, D.C, he was employed as a financial analyst with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Also, while at the Commission, he worked in the Branch of Market Surveillance, monitoring the securities trading activities in the markets.

Mr. Suitter passed the Utah State Bar in 1968 and joined a Salt Lake City law firm. He was a founder of Suitter Axland in 1975. Mr. Suitter's emphasis is on government, corporate, business and banking law.

He is a member of the Utah State Bar and the Salt Lake County Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Utah, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Suitter is a member of the Salt Lake Rotary Club, the University of Utah President's Club and the Friends of the University of Utah College of Law. He is a past member of the Utah Sports Authority, which was charged with building and maintaining sports facilities for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Governor Norman Bangerter appointed Mr. Suitter to the Utah Sports Authority, while Governor Michael Leavitt appointed Mr. Suitter Chair of the Third District Judicial Nominating Commission. Governor Leavitt also appointed Mr. Suitter Co-Chair of the "No! Coalition," formed to stop the storage of high-level nuclear waste in Utah.

Mr. Suitter is a former State Chairman, Utah Republican Party. He served as Finance Chairman, Utah, Bush-Cheney, 2004.

Professional Activities

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar (Member, Banking and Finance Section)
  • Past Chairman, Third District Judicial Nominating Commission, Governor Leavitt appointment, 1994

Political Activities

  • Member, Finance Committee, Jason Chaffetz for Congress
  • Member, Elephant Club Board of Directors, the Chief Fundraising Arm of the Utah Republican Party, 2011
  • Member, Governor Gary Herbert, Finance Committee, 2010
  • Member, Lohra Miller, District Attorney, Finance Committee, 2010
  • Member, Senator Bob Bennett Re-Election Finance Committee, 2010
  • Utah Host Committee, John McCain, 2008
  • Member, John McCain Finance Committee, 2008
  • Member, Governor Jon Huntsman's Gala Finance Committee, 2007
  • Member, Host Committee, Rudy Giuliani, 2007
  • Member, Finance Committee and "Kitchen Cabinet" Orrin Hatch for Senate, 2005-2007
  • Member, Governor Jon Huntsman's Gala Finance Committee, 2006
  • Honoree/Founder Republican Women's PAC Inaugural Gala Founders Award, 2005
  • Sponsor, Caring for Health in Utah, Michael O. Leavitt, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2005
  • Host Committee, Olene Walker Legacy of Learning, 2005
  • Finance Chairman, Utah, Bush-Cheney, 2004
  • Member, Governor-Elect Jon Huntsman Transition Advisory Committee, assignment: Natural Resources
  • Governor-Elect Jon Huntsman Inauguration Committee, 2004
  • Senator Bob Bennett Re-Election Finance Committee, 2003-2004
  • Member, Finance Committee, Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General, 2004
  • Sponsor, Regents' Event, 32nd Biennial Convention, National Federation of Republican Women, 2003
  • Sponsor, Governor Olene Walker Inauguration, 2003
  • Member, Governor Leavitt's Gala Finance Committee, 2003
  • Senator Bob Bennett Re-Election Finance Committee, 2003-2004
  • Counsel to the Italian Vice Consul Utah Delegation to Torino, Italy, 2002
  • Event Chair, Dinner with Vice President Dick Cheney, 2002
  • Delegate to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, 2000
  • Finance Chairman, Hatch Election Committee for Senate, 2000
  • Member Executive Committee, Hatch Election Committee for Senate, 2000
  • Member Governor Leavitt Finance Committee, 2000
  • Utah Finance Chairman, Orrin Hatch Presidential Exploratory Committee, 1999-2000
  • Event Chairman, President George Bush & Barbara Bush, Senator Bob Bennett Campaign Kick-off, 1998
  • Senator Bob Bennett Re-Election Committee, 1998
  • Delegate for the visit of the Republican National Committee to the Republic of China, 1997
  • State Chairman, Utah Republican Party, 1996-1997
  • Past President and Member, Board of Directors, Utah Republican Elephant Club (the principal finance group of the Party)
  • Member, Finance Committee, Utah Republican Party, 1994-present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Utah Republican Party, 1995
  • Utah Counsel, Dole For President, 1995-1996
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Bennett '98 Committee, 1998
  • Member, Mike Leavitt for Governor '96 Committee, 1995-1996
  • Sponsor, Reception with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, 1996
  • Sponsor, Republican Legislative Leadership Roast, 1996
  • Sponsor, Governor's Ball, Governor Leavitt
  • Sponsor, Governor's Ball, Governor Bangerter
  • Member, Senator Orrin G. Hatch Re-Election Steering Committee, 1994
  • Member, Finance Committee, Mary Callaghan, Salt Lake County Commissioner, 1994
  • Co-Chairman, Steering Committee, Enid Greene, United States Congress, 1994 

  • Chairman, Reception Honoring Senator Orrin Hatch with Senator Bob Dole, 1994
  • Member, Utah Business Advisory Group, Senator Robert F. Bennett, 1994
  • Sponsor, Utah Republican Party Annual Summer Celebration with Jack Kemp, 1994
  • Member, Governor-Elect Mike Leavitt Community and Economic Development Transition Team, 1993
  • Member, Governor-Elect Mike Leavitt Natural Resources Transition Team, 1993
  • Member, Policy and Issues Committee, Mike Leavitt for Governor, 1993
  • Recipient, 1992-93 Utah Republican Party Chairman's Award for Outstanding Leadership, Utah Republican Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18, 1993
  • Member, Finance Committee and Executive Steering Committee, Dave Buhler for Mayor, 1992
  • Past Member, Committee For a Republican Majority - Nolan Karras-President of the Senate and Craig Moody-Speaker of the House
  • Past Chairman, Marriott For Congress Finance Committee

Civic Activities

  • Honorary Chair, Columbus Community Foundation for the Disabled
  • Captain, Utah Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • Co-Chair, Mark Eaton Golf Classic to benefit the University of Utah Diabetes Center, 2009
  • Director, Jazz 100 Club, National Basketball Association, 2008
  • Honoree Co-Chair, Art & Soup to Benefit Community Nursing Services, 2003
  • President, Jazz 100 Club, National Basketball Association, 2002
  • Co-Chair "NO! - The Coalition Opposed to High Level Nuclear Waste", Governor Leavitt appointment, 2000
  • Member, Executive Committee, Friends of the Law School, University of Utah
  • Member, President's Club, University of Utah, 1989-present
  • Sponsor, President's Club Committee, Annual Meeting, University of Utah, 1989-present
  • Member, Salt Lake Rotary Club, 1984-present
  • Director, Utah Sports Authority (a state agency which sited the 2002 Olympic Venues, built and delivered them to the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympics) , Assignment: Legal Matters, Governor Bangerter appointment, 1990-1995
  • Member, Utah Information Technologies Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Friends of Bear Lake
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees, Ballet West
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees, Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau


  • Member, Board of Directors, Ally Bank
  • Member, Utah Community Board of Directors, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

Social Activities

  • The Alta Club
  • The Salt Lake Country Club
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