Accomplished Director with over 10 years of experience developing and executing all aspects of programming
performing arts theaters to increase exposure and support strategic booking initiatives. Deep understanding of
buyer/agent relationships, developed over the course of my career.
APAP (The Association of Performing Arts Presenters) The national service, advocacy, and professional organization for presenters of the performing arts. GLIRC (Greater Long Island Running Club) The Greater Long Island Running Club (formerly the Plainview-Old Bethpage Running Club) is Long Island's largest and most active running club, with a membership that spans all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.
Adjunct Professor January 2008 to January 2009Five Towns College
Accredited college focused upon music, media and the performing arts.
Taught course entitled Music Business Careers, which focused on various professions within the music business including concert production, talent buying and management.
Center Director January 2005 to CurrentYMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
A 261 seat premier cultural institution on Long Island, providing high quality arts programs that entertain, educate and.
inspire a diverse population of Long Island.
Program events including rock, pop, comedy, family and culturally diverse acts.
Increased performance schedule from 40 events to 100 plus in calendar year.
Devise artist deal memos between venue and agent in an effort to secure talent.
Fundraising (Annual Gala, Annual Appeal) budget planning and financial reporting.
Supervise a staff of full time employees including Technical Director & Box Office Manager along with part-time personnel.
Build and maintain relationships with booking agents, managers, tour managers and artists.
Negotiate rental fees with outside promoters.
Arrange special events (private parties; meet and greets, etc.) · Update and maintain all content for theater website.
Manage, monitor and engage in marketing, social media/internet communities to generate exposure for theater.
Maintain and oversee online web ticketing service (Ovationtix.com.) · Intricate part of marketing team; develop and create promotional pieces.
Negotiate, execute and distribute artist contracts and riders; artist deposit & final payments.
Devise creative marketing strategies in order to maximize attendance with incentive programs, radio station promotion, press and internet.
Administer VIP membership club initiative as well as maintain relationships and correspondences with members.
Point person for show settlement with tour manager / artist during performance.
Monitor and maintain yearly renewal of state & county permits (NYS Liquor Authority, Dept.
of Health, etc.).
Booking Manager January 2003 to January 2004Nassau Veterans Memorial
18,000 seat facility / exhibition hall accommodated virtually all forms of entertainment and sports, from state-of-.
theater rock concerts, touring family shows, professional wrestling, boxing, track & field, lacrosse and soccer.
It is also.
home to the New York Islanders-NHL team.
Booked events for the arena, exhibition hall and parking lot.
Developed rental agreements between venue and promoter.
Primary contact for promoters, artist management and booking agencies.
Tracked all incoming deposit and insurance certificates for upcoming performances.
Talent Coordinator / Office Manager January 1998 to January 2003Michele Rizzo - Berg Delsener/Slater, SFX Entertainment Westbury Music Fair/Jones Beach Theater － Bellport, NY
Assisted in securing headline talent / opening act talent and children's programming.
Developed artist deal memos between venue and agent and negotiated contract agreements.
Negotiated, execute and distributed artist contracts and riders.
Responsible for all communication between venue and artist personnel.
Administered confirmed show information to venue staff and manage general office needs.
Maintained databases including, company concert offer and event management systems.
Booked local artists for pre-show entertainment for Jones Beach amphitheater second stage.
Bachelor Degree of Business Management : Audio Recording Technology, 1998Five Towns College － Dix Hills, NYAudio Recording Technology
MEMBERSHIP: APAP (The Association of Performing Arts Presenters) The national service, advocacy, and professional organization for presenters of the performing arts.
GLIRC (Greater Long Island Running Club) The Greater Long Island Running Club (formerly the Plainview-Old Bethpage Running Club) is Long Island's largest and most active running club, with a membership that spans all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.