Skill. Experience. Conscientiousness.
Founded by Laurie and Rick Szilagyi in 1999, Lexian is a New Hampshire-based association management company offering wide-ranging expertise and a cost-effective model.
We know that for many nonprofits and small businesses, budget and time constraints often cause goals to go unaccomplished. But limited resources shouldn’t mean limited possibilities.
At Lexian, we handle the nitty-gritty so you can focus on Big Picture plans and ideas. Offering a skilled and detail-oriented team, a diverse array of services, and the drive to continually improve and impress, we’re here to help your organization achieve its fullest potential.
Want to learn more about the expertise Lexian has to offer? Read on for our team bios and FAQs!
Meet the Lexian Team
Laurie Szilagyi, Principal
Having worked in the accounting center at Kraft Dairy Group before moving to the sales department as a sales analyst, Laurie brings her experience working with numbers to Lexian. With an interest in the arts, she enrolled in a certificate program at UNH to add graphic design knowledge to her skill set. As Lexian expanded its client base, she joined Rick full time in 2005 to provide bookkeeping, email marketing and desktop publishing services to clients. Today, Laurie’s responsibilities are primarily related to bookkeeping and accounting, providing oversight as well as carrying her own client list.
When not working in the office, Laurie enjoys cooking and baking, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.
Rick Szilagyi, Principal
Rick graduated from Ursinus College with a B.S. in Biology, and earned a Master of Management degree with a major in Healthcare Administration from Penn State. Prior to Lexian Management, he worked on the business side of the clinical laboratory industry with Upjohn, SmithKline, and Corning. He co-founded Lexian Management in 1999.
At Lexian, Rick oversees marketing and administration, where he strives to keep up with Lauriane’s emails. He also provides executive services for Lexian’s clients, which gives him the opportunity to work closely with boards of directors, board committees, and lobbyists on regulatory and legislative issues.
Outside of the office, Rick likes to go kayak-camping in the Great North Woods. He also used to play tennis frequently, until his knees gave him the option to continue to play or walk without a limp.
Carly McDonough, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Carly is the newest addition to the Lexian team and a recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a B.S. in Marketing. During her time at Southern New Hampshire University, Carly had the opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand and has hopes to go back in the future. She has gained experience of customer service as a waitress for Tuscan Brands and is going to miss eating authentic Italian food daily. Carly has also obtained the skills of social media management and creating marketing strategies interning for a start-up in Boston.
At Lexian Carly will be assisting with print and email marketing, event management, website management, membership administration, and administrative services.
Outside of the office, Carly enjoys spending time playing guitar, going to breweries and playing with her new kitten!
Ben Paraski, Accounting
Ben graduated magna cum laude from Great Bay Community College with an A.S. in Accounting. Shortly after joining the Lexian team, Ben began attending Southern New Hampshire University in pursuit of a B.S. in Accounting. Remember his name, for one day you may see him in the news as Amazon’s new CFO.
While not at Lexian or busy studying, Ben enjoys taking his elderly puggle on hikes through the White Mountains, watching any streaming service without commercials, and exploring the wonders of Excel.
Work for Lexian
Interested in joining our team? Lexian is not hiring at this time, but please check back soon!
What is an Association Management Company?
Association Management Companies (AMCs) are for-profit businesses that outsource services to nonprofit associations and other organizations. By working with an AMC, associations gain the skills and expertise they need to prosper. Please visit the AMC Institute website for more information.
My Company/Organization is Not an “Association.” Can Lexian Still Help Me?
Yes! Lexian offers solutions to associations, professional societies, nonprofit and charity organizations, and for-profit businesses.