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American Public Media Group | Minnesota Public Radio Elects Marilyn Sutton to Board of Trustees

November 9, 2010

(St. Paul, Minn.)--November 8, 2010--American Public Media Group (APMG) announced today that Dr. Marilyn Sutton, M.A., Ph.D. has been elected to Minnesota Public Radio and APMG's board of trustees. Sutton is currently serving on the board of Southern California Public Radio (an associate company of APMG).

"We're pleased to add an esteemed civic leader and academic to our board," said Randy Hogan, chairman of the board of trustees for both APMG and MPR. "Dr. Sutton will lend her unique perspective and experience to the governance of APMG companies, which will be a great asset."

Sutton served as a professor in the Department of English at California State University--Dominguez Hills, where she taught for 29 years until 2008. Sutton earned the Distinguished Teacher award in 1980, was named a Danforth Fellow and regularly served in central academic governance rolls. She is also the author of An Annotated Bibliography of Chaucer's Pardoner's Prologue and Tale (University of Toronto Press, 2002) and co-editor of the reader, Understanding Death and Dying (Mayfield's, 1977, 1981, 1985) as well as author of articles on the concept of childhood, science fiction, composition and university governance.

Sutton has previously served on the board of Loyola Marymount University and currently serves on the boards of Claremont Graduate University and the Humanities Dean's Advisory Council at University of California--Irvine. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, New Chaucer Society and Medieval Association of the Pacific. Sutton earned her B.A. at St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto where she studied English and French. She completed her M.A. and PhD. in English with a secondary area in Theology at Claremont Graduate University. In 2002, she was named Distinguished Alumna by Claremont Graduate University.

Ms. Sutton is married to Thomas Sutton, retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Pacific Life Insurance Company.

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