L. Fredrick Sutherland was elected board president effective July 1, 2016. Frederick Sutherland is the retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of ARAMARK Corporation. He served in this position from 1997 until April 2015. From April until December 2015 he served as senior advisor to the chairman and CEO until his retirement. In his capacity as chief financial officer he was responsible for business planning, treasury and financing, financial reporting and control, tax, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and safety, information technology, supply chain, shared services and internal audit.
Sutherland serves on the board of Consolidated Edison, and is chair of the finance committee. He is also on the board of Colliers International, the world’s third largest commercial real estate services company, which is listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, and Sterling Backcheck, the third largest provider of employee background checks and a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Sutherland also serves as chairman of the board of WHYY, Philadelphia’s public broadcast affiliate, as a trustee and past board president of People’s Light, the second largest non-profit theater in the Philadelphia area, and chairs the leadership gifts committee for Duke University’s $3.2 billion capital campaign. He and his wife, Barbara, an active ECS volunteer, live in Devon.