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May 09, 2016 | Category: Print

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites, the leading global lighting company is proud to announce the addition of Shay Simpson to its corporate ranks at its world HQ in Knoxville. A thirteen year veteran of the entertainment industry, Simpson brings her meticulous expertise to Bandit’s stellar accounting team as Senior Accountant, and will manage all aspect of the accounting systems while developing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures.

A Johnson City, TN native, upon graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Accounting and Finance, Simpson first worked in Public Accounting before joining the finance team at Regal Entertainment Group, the United States’ largest theater chain. While there as Senior Accountant, she oversaw the month-end close process, reviewed monthly financial statements and provided detailed analysis of budget and prior year variances. Simpson also oversaw the development and implementation of Regal’s cutting edge annual budget process, a triumph she cites as one of her proudest accomplishments.

Regarding her new position with Bandit, Simpson said, “I am very blessed to be working with such a great team and for such an amazing company. I know that I have much to learn about the music industry, but I am very excited for this next chapter in my career.”

Bandit Chair Michael T. Strickland says of Shay joining the Bandit family, “We are very excited to have someone of Shays background, pedigree, and experience in the entertainment industry. We look forward to Shay allowing us to grow the accounting department and take it to the next level.”

About Bandit Lites, Inc.
Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.  Learn more at



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