Job Title: Retired
AES Position: Treasurer
AES Committees: Finance, Convention: 145th, Convention: 147th, Convention: 149th, AES@NAMM 2018, AES@NAMM 2019
Primary Section: Los Angeles
I have served successfully as Treasurer for the AES Los Angeles Section's 1,000+ membership for the past 13 years. As current Treasurer for the Society's largest section, I developed the AES-LA website to its current look and feel. I serve as the section's Webmaster, and also the its Newsletter Editor. I have helped to form the structure for individual and company-supported programs. I have successfully served as Treasurer of the 141st International Convention held here in Los Angeles, and as Business and Finance Chair for the co-located 2016 AVAR Conference. While serving in these capacities I created a new, comprehensive budget structure to track delegate registration, exhibitor-booth space sales, company direct sponsorships and event expenditures. I currently serve as Co-Chair of the AES Convention Policy Committee.
I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Woodbury University (a Southern California private university) specializing in Business and Design.
With more than 50 years of experience within the Hollywood Entertainment Community, I have held the post of treasurer for several large International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)-affiliated unions serving the entertainment industry. I have also worked in various capacities at all the major motion-picture studios, including Chief of Projection Engineering at 20th Century Fox and Post Production Sound Mixer with Sony Pictures Entertainment. In my last position I was responsible for authoring a number of 5.1-channel soundtracks in multiple languages for feature-film DVD and Blu-ray Disc release.
I first joined the Audio Engineering Society for the understanding and betterment of audio in motion picture development, a subject close to my heart. In the process I have met many gifted persons from different areas in the audio community that have increased my knowledge and understanding of the intricate nature to the production and propagation of acoustic frequencies in various environments. I continue to remain a member of the Society and give of my time to promote its mission to better understand the audio experience.
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