Associate Vice President, Thunderbird School of Global Management
As the leader of the Career Management Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Guy R. Groff oversees academic advising and helps students prepare for global careers. He also provides professional development services for Thunderbird alumni.
Guy began his career in 1972 in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1994 as the director of Career Planning for the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan. During his tenure in the Corps, he lived in Japan and traveled throughout Asia for over 12 of his 22 years.
After he retired from the Marine Corps, Guy managed the military's Transition Assistance Program in Japan, from 1994 to 1997. Transition Assistance is a program created to provide separating servicemen and women with career education to successfully transition into civilian careers.
For the past 14 years, Guy has been working with MBA and graduate business students. He has successfully designed and developed career management centers at both Wake Forest University's Schools of Business and Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business.
Guy has a Master of Education degree from the University of Maryland with concentration in Counseling and Personnel Services, a degree program that has been ranked #1 by U.S. News for the past 10 years. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a split minor in Asian Studies and Psychology, also from the University of Maryland.
Guy is a professional recruiter, certified career coach, certified guidance counselor, and professional facilitator. Guy's work is his life, and he always finds time for anyone in need of support, information, or assistance.
Guy is the father of three grown children and grandfather to six grandchildren.