Lucy A. Rutishauser has served as Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer since February 2020. She served as Senior Vice President / Chief Financial Officer from March 2018 until February 2020, as Senior Vice President / Chief Financial Officer / Treasurer from January 2017 to March 2018, as Senior Vice President / Corporate Finance / Treasurer from December 2013 to January 2017, as Vice President / Corporate Finance / Treasurer from November 2002 to December 2013, as Treasurer from March 2001 to November 2002, and as Assistant Treasurer from 1998 until March 2001. From 1996 to 1997, Ms. Rutishauser was the Assistant Treasurer for Treasure Chest Advertising Company. From 1992 to 1996, Ms. Rutishauser served as Director of Treasury for Integrated Health Services, Inc. From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Rutishauser held various treasury positions with Laura Ashley, Inc. and the Black and Decker Corporation. Ms. Rutishauser graduated magna cum laude from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance and received her M.B.A., with honors from the University of Baltimore. Ms. Rutishauser is a member of the National Institute of Investor Relations, the Media Financial Management Association, and the Association of Finance Professionals. Ms. Rutishauser is a member of the Board of Directors of Learning Undefeated (formerly MdBio Foundation), and the Board of Directors of CAST.ERA.
Q1: As Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Sinclair Broadcast Group, you have an amazing background of more than 30 years of experience in guiding companies to success. Tell our viewers a little about yourself and how you joined Sinclair in 1998.
Q2: You have helped guide Sinclair’s amazing growth over the years from a local TV broadcaster to a diversified media company leading the way in local news, sports, technology and more. Talk a little bit about the company’s trajectory and growth over the years.
Q3: This past June, Sinclair reached a milestone becoming a Fortune 500 company for the first time. First of all, congratulations on that accomplishment. Talk a little bit about what it means to you and the entire Sinclair team to be one of only three Baltimore area companies on the Fortune 500.
Q4: Additionally, as a female CFO… you are one of an elite group nationally with only about 20% of the Fortune 500 CFO’s being female. Talk about your role as CFO and how you set an example at Sinclair and take pride in serving as a mentor to others.
Q5: Philanthropy is such an important part of Sinclair’s role as a corporate leader here in Maryland and around the country. Share with our viewers Sinclair’s commitment to giving back to the communities you serve not only here at home, but in all the markets you serve around the country.
Q6: As you look ahead to the future for Sinclair and your industry, what are you most excited about as you envision new opportunities to deliver future services to your consumers?
Q7: Finally, on a personal note, I also wanted to share congratulations on a very exciting honor you are receiving from your alma mater Towson University. You are being named as Towson University’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award winner. Very exciting and well deserved.
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About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 21 RSN brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 186 television stations in 87 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair, either directly or through its venture subsidiaries, makes equity investments in strategic companies. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.
David Nevins is president & CEO of Nevins & Associates, a highly regarded strategic communications company and proactive public relations partner. The firm’s regional and national client base is a unique mix of organizations across a variety of industries including: healthcare, professional service firms, finance, not-for-profits, distributors, state agencies, national media companies, technology, political and grassroots campaigns, real estate development, sporting events, and more.
With more than 30 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and community and government relations, David is a talented and seasoned executive. Prior to founding Nevins & Associates in 1983, David served as the Director of Marketing for both Towson University and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he was tapped by the CEO of Comcast to employ his marketing expertise as President of the company’s regional sports network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. David is a Past President of the Board of Governors for the Center Club and is a former Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland, a position to which he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland. David has chaired the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Loan Corporation, served as President of both the Jewish National Fund and the Towson Business Association and was a member of the PNC Bank board.
David is highly involved in the business, civic, and political communities, and his many years of active leadership in numerous organizations have built a network of contacts that he regularly puts to use for the firm’s clients. For more information, visit www.nevinspr.com.