Lindberg is currently president of Philanthropy Resource Group LLC, a group she founded that helps non-profit organizations with capacity-building, community engagement, fundraising, strategic planning, and leadership development.
“The entire Music School community welcomes Maryann LaCroix Lindberg. Her breadth of senior leadership experience in all aspects of nonprofit management will help us continue to bring the joy and health of music to so many,” said Rick Simpson, Chair of the Board of Trustees. With Lindberg in place as interim for up to one year, the Board’s Search Committee, led by co-chairs Carl Cooley and Doug Bechtel, will begin an extensive nationwide search for the next President & CEO.
Lindberg, who holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Penn State, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and 35-year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with decades of experience raising money for non-profits throughout the country. Previously, Lindberg was the Vice President for Advancement at Keene State College for 8 years, a position that oversaw the development, alumni, constituent relations and marketing and communications departments for the College. She also served as the managing partner of a consulting group in the Pittsburgh, PA area for nearly 10 years, working with clients on projects ranging from board development and strategic planning to development plans and capital campaigns.
Lindberg’s passion for music and her background in the music industry are an obvious bonus for Music School students, faculty, and supporters. Starting as a teenager, she was a professional international touring musician (vocalist) for a decade, and she continues to sing in groups near her home in southwest New Hampshire. “I am thrilled with the Board’s decision to choose Maryann to shepherd the Music School into its next generation of leadership,” said Peggy Senter. “Her vast experience with nonprofits, and her ability to see an organization through a musician’s lens, will be so valuable in the coming year.”