President Ceo resume example with 12+ years of experience

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Resourceful CEO with over 30 years of purposeful experience impacting mission success with dynamic leadership decisions. Talented at providing key plan development and implementation, and transforming teams at all levels to meet operational challenges head-on. Creative thinker and tactical leader with diplomatic nature and tenacious approach.

  • Organizational Leadership and Development
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Integrity, Cultural Sensitivity and Transparency
  • Opportunity and Risk Assessment
  • Capital and Resource Management
  • Contract Negotiation
Education and Training
The Hartt School, University of Hartford West Hartford, CT, Expected in Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude : Music Performance - GPA :
United Way Of America - President & CEO
Ocala, FL, 01/2022 - Current
  • Executive Director 04/2016 - 12/2021; Director of Artistic Operations and Administration 08/2014 - 03/2016
  • Successfully guided HSO through the pandemic crisis while maintaining HSO personnel commitments, deepening stakeholder engagement and increasing cash reserves by 400%+.
  • Transformed programming, in partnership HSO Music Director, to achieve greater cultural relevance, audience diversification and the successful integration of digital media content.
  • Stabilized organizational finances including successful completion of a $10M capital campaign, increasing endowed funds by 140%+, generating new earned revenue sources and controlling expenses, resulting in six consecutive years of positive net income.
  • Created the organization’s first diversity, equity and inclusion committee, institutional goals, training, programming and measurable results.
  • Spearheaded an organization-wide realignment with community resources including the negotiation of critical agreements, closer cooperation between the board, staff, artists, and community partners, and evolving a unique partnership with the HSO's host performing arts center.
  • Secured and leveraged multi-year commitments from artistic and Board leadership to ensure internal continuity and sustained regional impact.
  • Supported the evolution and growth of the Board of Directors for increased racial and gender equity as well as personally recruiting the Board Chair-Elect.
  • Invested in staff development and expansion from 12 to 16 positions, established internship and fellowship positions, and increased compensation, benefits and racial diversity.
Morning Pointe Senior Living - Executive Director
Brentwood, TN, 05/2009 - 08/2014
  • Expanded education programming from 5% of total budget to more than 35% and created Bravo Waterbury! - an “el Sistema” inspired program with initial three year funding commitment and enrollment of 170+ families from underserved communities.
  • Secured over $3M in endowment and designated funds in support of artistic and education programming, and established the Jane Harkness Sendzimir Music Director’s chair.
  • Grew earned and contributed revenue, increased net assets 130% and reversed four years of operational deficits with three consecutive years of net income.
  • Led the development of a three year strategic plan, revitalized the Board of Directors with 75% new recruitment, doubled staff, and repositioned production personnel resulting in better quality control, increased mission focus, and a clear development plan.
  • Innovated a comprehensive artistic vision in partnership with WSO Music Director, established a system of repeat concerts & private recitals, and re-imagined fundraising events to contemporize the WSO experience, expand geographic territory and diversify fundraising sources.
  • Leveraged relationship with Music Director resulting in twice as much time on site, collaborative programming, increased commitment to artistic quality and 50% increase in total performance revenue.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra - Director of Education and Community Engagement
City, STATE, 03/2003 - 05/2009
  • Directed expansion of programs resulting in 75% increase in earned and contributed revenue for education and community engagement programming.
  • Successfully negotiated new musician compensation structure resulting in greater flexibility and increased artist compensation.
  • Built community partnerships to increase racial and geographic diversity among participants, achieve greater student impact and engage teachers and administrators to enhance programming and increase equity.

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School Attended

  • The Hartt School, University of Hartford

Job Titles Held:

  • President & CEO
  • Executive Director
  • Director of Education and Community Engagement


  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude

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