Cheryl assumed the role of President & CEO of the Frontiers of Flight Museum effective November 1, 2011. Ms. Sutterfield-Jones, a longtime leader in the north Texas non-profit community, was formerly Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Ms. Sutterfield-Jones is a recognized leader and consultant in human services and non-profit management. Prior to joining the Red Cross she served as CEO of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and as Executive Director of the Denton County Friends of the Family. In 2003 Ms. Sutterfield-Jones was named Agency Executive of the Year by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and in 2005 was honored by the Girl Scouts of Tejas Council with the Real Girls, Real Women Award.
Cheryl’s father was a B-17 pilot in WWII and both of her brothers are pilots so she has a passion for carrying out the Museum’s mission to educate, inspire and motivate the next generation using the history of aviation and space technology as a tool.
Cheryl is active in the community. She was a member of Leadership Dallas 2000; is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club; a member of the SMU Cox School of Business Advisory Board and the U.S. Selective Service Board to mention a few.
Ms. Sutterfield-Jones is a graduate of Howard Payne University and holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. She and her husband, Ron Jones, have three children and four grandchildren.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum was founded in 1988 by U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Jan Collmer and William E. Cooper to exhibit the History of Aviation Collection donated to UTD by George E. Haddaway, a renowned aviation historian. Since that time the Museum has become a resource of national significance for aviation history, collection and education.