Craig Coogan has held significant roles and delivered results with educational institutions.  (Listed in alphabetical order.)


LACER (Hollywood, CA) a 501(c)3 award-winning arts education non-profit organization that provides free arts and literacy based after school activities to middle school youth throughout Los Angeles

  • Serve as third-party Controller/CFO reporting to the Board of Directors 2004-10

  • Financial reconstruction of 3 years of data

  • Establish financial systems, procedures and insure integrity remains in place

  • Monthly oversight including extensive consolidated reporting to Executive Director & Board

  • Liaison with third party professionals for audit, tax and informational returns


New Light Media (Palm Springs, CA) a 501(c)3 not-for-profit

  • Treasurer & General Manager

  • Established educational programs that have been presented to over 1 million middle school, high school and college-age students in relation to the award winning documentaries Journey to a Hate Free Millennium and Mama D.

  • Launched and managed speaker’s bureau

  • Created, supervised and maintained internal control structures, financial policies and administrative policies and procedures

  • Took organization from zero funding to an annual budget of $500,000 in 18 months


Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)

  • Visiting Professor on Independent Film making


St. Mark’s School (Southborough, MA)

  • Class agent for 1983-2008

  • Effected a record 83% participation rate in one year

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

  • BFA Theatre Arts | Focus on Communications (Dean's List)

  • Guest Professor "The Business of Show Business"


TOTALSolution (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Developed curriculum that taught students how to build and maintain PC systems, saving schools tens of thousands of dollars in equipment maintenance costs (1997)

  • Led curriculum with high school students

  • Trained staff and educators on curriculum

  • Established presence in area high schools