Laurie McLeod oversees the continued development of PHR’s budget and financial systems, and manages and directs human resources, IT, facilities, and operations programs to support and sustain PHR’s growth plans as Director of Finance and Administration.
McLeod brings to PHR more than 20 years of operational and financial expertise, with extensive experience in non-profit and corporate sectors. Her specific skills include managing multi-million dollar budgets and designing and implementing performance-based metrics as an integral part of quality improvement and effective goal setting and outcomes measurement.
Prior to joining PHR, McLeod was Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at the International Center of Photography, where she oversaw the financial and organizational infrastructures. Before that, McLeod spent 13 years at Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region where, as COO, she oversaw support services and helped grow the newly merged agency into the third largest among 325+ nationwide, serving 7,000 children and mentors annually.
McLeod began her career in the insurance and financial fields at Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance and at Pershing, a division of BNY Mellon. She transitioned into entertainment and, as AVP of Administration; worked with the support departments at Radio City Music Hall. Subsequently, McLeod spent six years as Director of Finance and HR for the consulting firm Spectrem Group, where she was responsible for operations and administrative management, and effective transitions during merger and acquisition initiatives.
McLeod holds a BA in Human Development and an MBA in Marketing and in Organizational Behavior from Boston College.