Finance profiles FL
Director of Finance
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Years in current position: 3
Years in the field: 6
Finance, Business Administration
Chief Financial Offer, First Credit Union of Gainesville
Director of Finance, Philharmonic Center for the Arts
What are the most surprising, interesting or challenging aspects of your day-to-day work?
Challenging: Balancing the budget, dealing with declining ticket sales. Interesting: There is always something new popping up.
What inspired you to work for an orchestra?
We are a performing arts center, an orchestra and a museum. The mix of the above. A good reputation in the community.
What advice would you offer to someone considering the orchestra field?
A realistic view of what is happening in the orchestra world—the lack of funding, declining ticket sales. In other words, share the good, along with the bad.