From a Magic of Orlando press release: Well-known Drum Corps icon Tom Peashey, has joined the Magic of Orlando as chief financial officer. In this capacity, he will oversee the financial activities of the organization, establish auditing systems and guide Magic's long-term financial goals. Peashey has an impressive career in drum corps spanning nearly 50 years, having served as a performer, instructor, adjudicator, chief judge and corps director. He is currently the director of marketing and public relations for Drum Corps Associates, Inc. (the governing body for senior drum corps) and holds a key role in running the DCA Championships. He spent 24 years with the Rochester Patriots, where he teamed with the late John Nolan to create and expand the organization into a multimillion dollar operation. Peashey retired from the Patriots in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer. "We are immensely proud that Tom is joining our leadership team," said Tim Heberling, president of Magic's board of directors. "Tom's financial expertise and rich drum corps history is a welcome shot-in-the-arm for our organization. He has an impeccable reputation within the drum corps community." Currently, Peashey is a partner in Wacon, Ltd. of Long Island, N.Y., providing bingo electronics, consultation and management for charitable gaming operations throughout the world. He is considered an expert in non-profit organizations and charitable gaming. "Tom was already very active in Magic with the installation of our Bingo operation," said Heberling. "The transition to CFO feels very natural and comfortable, especially, when you consider Tom's impressive string of financial successes." Peashey is also a frequent contributor to several drum corps publications and a staff member of Drum Corps World magazine. He hosted a drum corps radio show for many years in the late '60s and was the "color commentator" for the first-ever DCI television broadcast in 1974 at Ithaca, N.Y. A former radio disk jockey, Peashey still announces many drum corps and color guard shows each year. Tom lives in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife, Karen, and near his three married children and five grandsons. "Tom is a very welcome addition to the 'Magic Family' and will definitely play a key role in plotting Magic's future!" said Heberling.
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