Whitehill is a member of the University Staff Advisory Council (2012-14) and has worked for the University Budget Office for more than 24 years. His work has involved such diverse projects as IBIS, budget amendments, the State Mandated Collection System and the Budget Office website. He has served on several University committees, such as General Salary Increase process, HR88 policy implementation and fringe rate implementation. Before joining Penn State, Whitehill worked in private industry and for the Centre County government. He is a graduate of Lock Haven University and holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematical computer science.
In addition, Whitehill served as volunteer business administrator for the State College Suzuki Music Program from 1996 to 2001 and as a youth basketball coach at the YMCA.