Jeffrey Lependorf, CLMP’s Executive Director, has nearly thirty years of experience in development, fundraising, corporate sponsorship, and strategic planning. He currently also serves as “shared Executive Director” to Small Press Distribution (http://www.spdbooks.org). Named a “National Arts Leader” by National Arts Strategies, he is an alumnus of the Chief Executive Program. His past work includes Development Director for the Creative Capital Foundation, Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project, and the Poetry Society of America. A professional musician, he remains active as a composer and performer, is a “certified master” of the shakuhachi (traditional Japanese bamboo flute), and serves as Director of Art Omi: Music, an international, collaborative music residency program taking place each August in upstate New York. His Masterpieces of Western Music audiocourse is available through Barnes and Noble’s “Portable Professor” series and through audible.com; some of his many recordings can be heard through Spotify.com. For more information: www.jeffreylependorf.com.