After graduating from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in 1990,
Mr. Roney landed a position with an engineering firm as a marketing
assistant for several years before coming to New York to study to be an
opera singer. But soon afterwards Mr. Roney found himself in the artist
management field where he has over ten years' experince: the means whereby
he will use his past experience in arts management and marketing, along
with his background in opera and music to reach his goals of continuing
the missions of DeStefano Presents, Inc.
Richard Roney was elected to serve on the board of directors in 2008
for DeStefano Presents, Inc. Mr. Roney came to the company in March of
2000 as Director of Development and has successfully increased donor contributions
while managing the fundraising operations of the company. He will continue
with his fundraising efforts of developing public and private relationships
with donors while maintaining government and corporate support.