Martha Wood, Knowledge Manager

Martha Wood
(203) 256-1616

Martha Wood joined AMS Planning & Research in 1998. She is AMS’s Knowledge Manager in the Connecticut office, where she manages the database for AMS’s project and reference-related information. Martha continues to expand and update the AMS database, which is not only a list of performing arts facilities of all types, but contains information regarding operating structures, financial analysis, rental rates, performance activity, attendance data and more.

Martha assists in all aspects of ensuring a smooth transition for new, participating centers and new users on the PACSTATSsm website. She answers client inquiries and assists with technical aspects of the platform. Martha plays a significant role in insuring the integrity of PACSTATSsm data.

Prior to AMS, Martha worked in the corporate offices of two Fortune 500 companies, where her jobs gave her a wide range of knowledge on how the business world operates. She has worked in Corporate Tax, Credit and Collections, Building Facility Services, and Corporate Accounting, which led to an Accountant position for Xerox’s Real Estate Development Division. While working full-time, she attended undergraduate courses at Fairfield University in Business and Accounting.

Along with Martha’s background and the experience acquired during her years at AMS, she has become an integral part of the administrative staff in supporting our consultants with current projects.

 

 

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Robert H. Bailey

Robert H. Bailey, Principal Emeritus

Robert H. Bailey
(707) 778-8445

Robert Bailey has been involved in cultural resource planning, management, and research since 1972. His arts consulting career has brought professional planning, management and coordination to the development of scores of projects. Prior to establishing AMS Planning & Research in 1988, he operated his own arts management consulting firm in Canada and California.

Some recent planning projects that he has directed include: market research for the West Kowloon Performing Arts project, a 15 theater $US 2.6 billion arts complex in China, a cultural facilities master plan for Salt Lake County, and feasibility studies and project planning for the Lear Theater (Reno, Nevada), the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (Oregon City, Oregon), the Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, California), the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park (Washington), and the Kingman Center for the Performing Arts (Kingman, Arizona).

Bob has a particular wealth of experience in the area of historic preservation and adaptive re-use of buildings for the arts. He is the author of the widely acclaimed ENCORE: Recycling Public Buildings for the Arts, which details historic preservation and renovation projects throughout Canada. He was a contributor to Conversion Frontiers: Military Bases and Other Opportunities for Artists (1997) and is a frequent speaker on arts facility planning at conferences and seminars nationally.

Bob is a graduate of the MBA Program in Arts Administration at York University in Toronto. Upon graduation, he worked in project management positions at the National Ballet of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He was Assistant Director of the York University Arts Administration program from 1974 to 1976. Bob continues his academic involvement at Sonoma State University, where he lectures on arts planning and management. He serves on the Executive Committee for the Petaluma Arts Center and on the Advisory Board for ProSource, a Miami-based corporation providing back-office and financial services to businesses and non-profit organizations.

 

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Bing Concert Hall

Bing Concert Hall

Bing Concert HallAMS congratulates Stanford University and Stanford Live for the 2013 opening of Bing Concert Hall, an astounding new addition to the performing arts in the region. We are proud to have played a role in the new hall’s success.

Early in the planning process, AMS assisted Stanford Lively Arts (now Stanford Live) in creating an operational plan and estimated costs for running the new Bing Concert Hall. AMS also conducted a program review and market analysis to help inform market assumptions, gain input on programmatic plans from various University constituencies, and understand the competitive marketplace in which the Bing Concert Hall would operate.

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Weill Hall

Weill Hall Opens to Rave Reviews

Weill HallAMS offers congratulations to our colleagues at Sonoma State University on the spectacular opening of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall. The centerpiece of the Donald & Maureen Green Music Center, the new hall launched to rave reviews on September 29, 2012 (read about it in The New York Times).

The hall is the culmination of 15 years of vision, planning, and hard work by a dedicated group of board members, artistic and executive leadership, community members, and donors. AMS is proud to have played a role in informing and advancing that vision as project consultants.

Congratulations to all! And be sure to view the amazing interior and exterior images of the facility online.

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Steven A. Wolff

Wolff speaks to Connecticut Legislature

Steven A. WolffSteven Wolff, Principal with AMS Planning & Research and AMS Analytics, and chair of the Arts Committee of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, delivered the key presentation at a legislative breakfast and press conference on June 13, 2012: The Impact of Arts and Culture on Jobs and the Economy in Fairfield County.

Hosted by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC), the gathering shared the results of a one-year study by Americans for the Arts, project partner Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and regional partner Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance to measure the economic impact of arts and culture in Fairfield County and the nation.

Welcoming and introductory remarks were provided by CAFC Executive Director Ryan Odinak and CAFC President of the Board of Directors, Liz Morten. Remarks were also provided by Connecticut Senators John McKinny and Bob Duff, in addition to Congressman Jim Himes.

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