Andrew Chipok was previously Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Learning Leaders Inc. and Director of Finance and Administration for the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Mr. Chipok has over 20 years of non-profit experience with arts organizations, such as the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, International Arts Relations, the David Merrick Arts Foundation, Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, and Circle Repertory Theater Company. He has an extensive financial and operational background spanning the corporate and private sectors. As a Certified Financial Planner, Fund Raising Counsel, and Registered Investment Advisor, he was frequently asked to provide analysis for articles in Money Magazine, Whittle’s Special Reports, and New Jersey Monthly. He was admitted to the elite Registry of Financial Planning Practitioners in 1989. Andrew was a founding class member of Michael Kaiser’s DeVos Institute of Arts Management held at Yale University for Managing Theaters of Color in 2002; participated in the second class at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, for not-for-profit capacity building in 2003; served as an analyst for the Andrew W. Mellon Arts Relief Fund for 9/11 Related Grants; and was an American Red Cross volunteer for which he received a Certificate for Disaster Relief Response to 9/11. He is a graduate of Pace University and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Metropolitan College of New York.