Gene came to us from The Institute of Internal Auditors where he had been for the past 15 years. He started as the Manager of Conferences, developing and delivering 12 conferences a year. He spent 9 years as the VP, Finance and Controller where he worked closely with his staff to implement new accounting software and a state of the art budget and forecast system that remains as an invaluable tool today for making decisions.
He then moved into the operations of the organization and assumed the position of VP, North American Relationship Management. In this role, Gene and his team were responsible for developing and delivering benefits to 72,000 members across the U.S, Canada and the Caribbean. He was also responsible for print and electronic publications, including the flagship member benefit, Internal Auditor magazine.
Earlier this year, Gene took on an assignment as the Interim CEO for The Institute of Internal Auditors-Australia based in Sydney. During his four month term there, Gene was able to implement new programs and benefits that turned around a declining membership base, develop an operating business plan for the organization that matched the changing dynamics of the structure of The Institute and produce a world class conference for members in Australia and SE Asia.
Prior to joining The IIA, Gene spent 10 years with SeaWorld of Florida, holding positions mostly in Administration and Finance areas. Gene also spent 8 years as the General Manager of Baseball City Sports Complex, the spring training site of the Kansas City Royals.
A New Jersey transplant, Gene has been living in the Orlando area since 1986. He has a daughter, Bri, a son Sean and a West Highland Terrier, Lola. He is an avid golfer, a music enthusiast and a loyal follower of the bands and musicians who made New Jersey famous.