Leigh Watson Healy

Leigh Watson HealyLeigh Watson Healy: Member at Large

Leigh Watson Healy is founder and owner of Cornhouse Creek LLC an expert advisory firm steeped in the digital information industry that offers a customized, professional, and highly trusted service to help businesses grow. With four decades of experience, Leigh is versed in the issues on the minds of CEOs and senior executives, from ambitious start-up companies and established small businesses to large global organizations to non-profits. Cornhouse Creek is a new company with fresh ideas backed by experience. The company centers around expertise built through over 40 years’ of experience helping senior executives based on proven market research methods and fact-based advisory. Leigh’s experience is especially strong in advising publishing and information services, non-profits and associations, and service businesses. Prior to founding her advisory firm, Leigh retired from Outsell, Inc., and remains Chief Analyst Emeritus for the firm and advises as needed. As Chief Analyst and as an early member of the Outsell team, Leigh co-created and led all aspects of Outsell’s activities in producing research, advisory, and consulting services for the information and publishing industry. She relied on her extensive experience in market and opportunity assessment, strategic and business planning, and product planning to serve as an executive-level advisor to a broad range of Outsell clients. As a primary spokesperson for Outsell, Leigh wrote and spoke frequently about key trends and issues in the information industry. She led development of Outsell’s long-term strategic relationships with industry leaders and drives delivery of trusted, value-add programs that meet clients’ needs. Leigh co-chaired Outsell’s Leadership Council, a member-service for CEOs and senior executives of media publishing and information provider firms. When Leigh and her husband moved to the Tallahassee area a few years ago, she dedicated herself to community service. She is proud to serve on the boards of key cultural organizations – Southern Shakespeare Company and Gadsden Arts Center and Museum — and to have been selected for Leadership Tallahassee’s Class 38. Leigh is thrilled to bring her energy and expertise to the Board of Southern Shakespeare Company!