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Forman School Elects Scott Sutherland President of the Board of Trustees
Posted 10/06/2016 11:55AM

Forman School is pleased to announce that Scott M. Sutherland ’69 has been elected President of the Board of Trustees. Sutherland, who is President of the McKellan Group, Inc., has been a member of the Board for over 25 years and has held numerous impactful roles at the School.

A staunch supporter of Forman, Sutherland has been a Class Agent for many years, and previously served as a member of the Alumni Council and President of the Alumni Association. Additionally, he was the Chairman of the Forman Annual Fund in the 1989-1990 academic year and has been known during his 50-year relationship with Forman for engaging classmates and encouraging them to support the School. Always willing to help, Sutherland has been involved in all areas of the School.

Sutherland has been with The McKellan Group, Inc., since its founding in 1984. The family-run insurance brokerage firm has offices in both Connecticut and Missouri and specializes in life, disability, and medical group benefit coverage. He is also devoted to public service, and has been on many nonprofit and school committees throughout his career. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors at the Highfield Club, is a member of the Board of Corporators at Ion Bank, and is the President of the Board of Trustees at the Grove Cemetery Association of Naugatuck.

After graduating from Forman, Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Monmouth University in 1974. His son, Ian A. Sutherland ’93, also attended Forman. Sutherland has two other sons, Christopher and Kyle, and he lives with his wife, Jean, in Middlebury.

Forman School Board of Trustees


Front Row (L-R): Elizabeth Garber Daniels ’93, Barbara Chace ’87, Annette R. Jenner–Matthews, Ph.D. ’87

Back Row (L-R): Jon E. Zagrodzky P’18, P’19, Treasurer Thomas G. Sorell P’12, Vice President David D. Walter ’69, President Scott M. Sutherland ’69, P’93, Frederick M. Lione, Jr. P’91, L. Laird Davis, Kenneth I. Deane ’93, Secretary Michael L. Cook P’15, David H. White ’71, Anthony C. Everett P’18

Front Row (L-R): Annette R. Jenner–Matthews, Ph.D. ’87, Barbara Chace ’87

Back Row (L-R): Elizabeth Garber Daniels ’93, President Scott M. Sutherland ’69, P’93, Vice President David D. Walter ’69, 

Kenneth I. Deane ’93


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