Sesame Workshop Appoints Daryl Mintz as Chief Financial Officer
(New York, NY, July 6, 2011) Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has promoted Daryl Mintz to Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, Mintz will report to H. Melvin Ming, Chief Operating Officer. In addition to overseeing all financial functions including Financial Planning, Accounting, Reporting, Treasury and Cash Management, Mintz is responsible for accessing and achieving the financial health of Sesame Workshop in the US and around the world. Mintz also serves as the Treasurer of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center for Educational Media and Research, a subsidiary of Sesame Workshop.
Mintz joined Sesame Workshop’s finance department twelve years ago as AVP, Assistant Controller, overseeing the Workshop’s accounting and reporting functions. Most recently, from 2005 to 2010, Mintz served as the Workshop’s VP, Controller.
“As Sesame Workshop adapts to the ever changing world of children and global economies, we look to Daryl’s proven leadership capabilities and results-driven orientation to drive Sesame Workshop’s economic growth and to expedite quick to market successful decision making,” says H. Melvin Ming. “Daryl’s sound judgment and ability to create strategic alliances in line with our financial objectives, both internally and externally, make him a welcomed addition to Sesame Workshop’s leadership team.”
Prior to joining the Workshop, Mintz worked in accounting, reporting and financial planning for Asarco Incorporated. He began his financial career in public accounting at Wiss & Company in Livingston, New Jersey. Mintz graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in New Jersey. He currently resides in Morristown, New Jersey with his wife and daughter.
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including The Electric Company. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.