Brian McLaughlin is the president of Emerald Elephant Entertainment, LLC, which generates investor financing of ultra-low budget films produced in Southern Arizona and markets such films. He has been a producer on fifteen films, as of the summer of 2008, including seven features. Brian acts under the stage name Brian Mulligan in film (over 50 movies), television, and stage, and performs stand-up comedy. He has been a speaker and panel moderator on topics related to film, business, and personal development. He is on the boards of the Independent Film Association of Southern Arizona, The Loft Cinema, the Asian Pacific Alumni of Notre Dame, and the Notre Dame Club of Tucson, and was recognized by Notre Dame as an Exemplary Asian Pacific Alumnus. He has been an officer of two international companies, including a Raytheon subsidiary. He was a 20-year Army and Army Reserve officer, including call-ups for Bosnia and Afghanistan. He has a bachelor of Business Administration degree from Notre Dame and an MBA from Boston University.