Leigh M. Maher
377 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 713-9471
leigh@lmmconsulting.com

  EXPERIENCE
      Chief Financial Officer & Production Director , 2004 - Present
LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival), Black Mountain, NC
     
  • Creation and implementation of database systems used in managing ticket sales, customer history, performers, staffing, production, online applications, etc.
  • Organize onsite setup and production for festival and other events.
  • Manage database & networking efficiency and update as necessary.
  • Manage finances & budgets for non-profit organization.
General Manager / Partner , 2005 - Present
Lake Eden Events , Black Mountain, NC
 
  • Business & property management for weddings, events, and lodgings.
  • Event booking, contracting and production.
  • Web marketing and design.
Chief Financial Officer / Business Manager, 1994 - 2004
First World Entertainment, Inc., New York, NY
d/b/a Global Rhythm Magazine
     
  • Managed accounting, bookkeeping, circulation, distribution and office for publishing and multimedia company.
  • Oversaw all accounts receivable and payable, as well as human resources, payroll, and facilities management.
  • Managed marketing and distribution of international music publication and accompanying monthly cd including retail and subscriptions.
  • Created and maintained internal network, handled computer systems software/hardware upkeep and repair as well as database creation and implementation, and managed internet domain, e-mail, and connectivity.
  • Planned, directed and operated face-to-face consumer promotions, sales and marketing to increase brand awareness and overall circulation through the sponsoring of music and culture events world-wide.
      Business Consultant, 1994 -1997
John A. Schachter & Associates, Boston, MA
       
  • Bookkeeping, database management, tax preparation, account reconciliation, and consulting for small businesses.
      Account Executive, 1993 -1994
WMSX 1410 AM, Brockton, MA
       
  • Sold broadcast advertising for talk radio station.
  • Wrote advertising copy.
  • Produced commercials for on air broadcast.
  • Handled account billing and collections.
  • Operated sound board for live productions.
  EDUCATION
   
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science - Mass Communications, May 1993
(Minor in Radio/Audio Production)
OTHER EXPERIENCE
   
 
  • Engineering Assistant, Fort Apache Recording Studio, 1992
  • Recording Engineer, WERS 88.9, 1989-93
  • Administrative Assistant, Emerson Athletics Dept., 1989-93
  • NCAA Div. III Basketball, Emerson College Lions, 1989-93
  • Professional Chef (separate resume available) 1987-94
References available upon request

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