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L. Frederick Sutherland, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ARAMARK Corporation, has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of WHYY Inc., the prime public broadcasting station serving Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

"Mr. Sutherland’s extensive financial experience is an invaluable asset to WHYY and will greatly aid our strategic goals to increase WHYY’s presence on-air, on-line and in the community," said WHYY Board Chairman Molly Dickinson Shepard.

Sutherland is responsible for financing, financial reporting and control, mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning and investor relations at ARAMARK, a leading provider of a broad range of outsourcing services including food and support services, uniform and career apparel services and childcare and early education.

Sutherland joined ARAMARK in 1980 as Assistant Treasurer and has held many positions at the company including Treasurer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Development, and President of ARAMARK’s Uniform and Career Apparel Group. In 1997, he became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ARAMARK Corporation.

Prior to joining ARAMARK, Sutherland spent six years at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City where he was a Vice President in the Corporate Banking department.
Sutherland has his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from Duke University and an MBA in finance from the Katz School of the University of Pittsburgh.

Sutherland is a member of the Trinity Board of Visitors at Duke University and is President of the Board of Trustees of People’s Light and Theater. He resides in Devon, PA with his wife and two sons.

WHYY, Inc. is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation, which operates public broadcasting stations WHYY-TV12 and 91 FM, as well as www.whyy.org

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