Richard named finance director for Eastern States Exposition

Date: 5/21/2012

May 21, 2012

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Earlier this month, Wayne McCary, president and CEO of Eastern States Exposition (ESE) announced the appointment of Jerry Richard to the position of director of finance at the West Springfield facility.

Richard joined ESE as finance assistant in 2002 and was promoted to controller in 2011.

He assumed the director of finance position on March 28.

He has a bachelor of business administration and finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master of science in accounting from Western New England University.

He is responsible for the financial management, accounting procedures and operating budget for ESE as well as ticket inventory, management of online concert ticket sales, the Box Office, Print Shop and telephone systems.

During The Big E, he will also oversee the Admissions Department, managing all gate ticket and photo ID operations.

A resident of West Springfield, Richard is a 1974 graduate of West Springfield High School.

After a varied career in finance at companies throughout the United States, he took a position at the Westover Job Corps where he was responsible for financial and inventory analysis as well as accounting.

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