Hal Leonard Corporation

Patricia Maultra was the first employee hired by Learning Unlimited by its three founders, which included Keith Mardak.  Keith went on to become Chairman of Hal Leonard Publishing and all throughout the early days, Patricia was there.  She began working for Zeb Billings in his retail store in 1960...
Nancy Ubick is quick to point out that her mentor in business has been Mary Vandenberg, the pioneering Business Affairs executive for Hal Leonard.  In fact it was Nancy who succeeded Mary as the Vice President of Business Affairs, which handles the contract and licensing rights for the company. ...
John Higgins manages many of the recordings created for the Hal Leonard Corporation.  As a former instructional director, arranger and composer, John oversees the studio recordings that are included in the publisher's products, such as sheet music with accompanying music or instructions within...
Michael Sweeney has been heavily involved in all aspects of music education over his career in the music industry.  Originally a public school band director, he’s been a full-time employee of Hal Leonard Corporation since 1982, serving as director of band publications, composer, arranger, clinician...
Dan Bauer recalls with pride working with the three founders of Hal Leonard back in the 1970s when he joined the company!  He was there when Keith Mardak took over the business and played a role as CFO in the expansion of the company over the years.  When the accounting department switched over to...
Rick Walters transcribed popular sheet music when he first joined Hal Leonard.  Over the years he grew within the company to manage the classical and vocal publications.  The growth within the classical division has been vast considering the G. Schirmer and Boosey and Hawkes deals that Hal Leonard...
David Jahnke's smile can be spotted at nearly every NAMM Show and RPMDA convention!  The man loves what he does and often goes out of his way to help those he wants to serve.  His many customers are those related to his job within the sales department at Hal Leonard, but he is also focused on...
Brad Smith is the Senior Sales and Marketing Manager for Hal Leonard.  During his career as a writer and industry historian, he worked for MIX Magazine before joining the Hal Leonard team. Among his many tasks is overseeing the publication of books dedicated to the history of musical products such...
Sue Collins is proud to mention that her mother was the very first employee of the Milwaukee division of Hal Leonard.  Once Keith Mardak and Art Jensen formed the division, Sue's mom was hired to help run the office.  The office manager for Hal Leonard is much different from the early days,...
Doug Lady is one of those guys who will give you the shirt off his back.  As the Senior Vice President of Sales for Hal Leonard, he has created a team that echoes his strong and sincere feelings towards customer service.  Doug has also been active within several elements throughout the music...

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