Team Profiles

The AMS Planning & Research team represents more than 150 years of collective experience in the arts and entertainment industry. With perspective and insight, the AMS team will help you not only find the right answers for your organization, but ask the right questions.

Steven A. Wolff Steven A. Wolff

Steven A. Wolff, CMC is the founding Principal of AMS Planning & Research Corp. and AMS Analytics and works from the firm's Connecticut headquarters.

Michele Walter Michele Walter

Michele Walter is Managing Director in the AMS Connecticut headquarters. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, she served as Chief Operating Officer of the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation in Richmond, Virginia.

Katie Oman Katie Oman

Katie Oman is Director of our West Coast consulting practice. She brings deep experience and expertise in cultural facility development, as well as community and cultural policy.

Kären N. Nagy Kären N. Nagy

Associate Principal Kären N. Nagy joined AMS Planning & Research after many years of working in the arts, libraries and senior administrative and planning roles in higher education.

Robert H. Bailey Robert H. Bailey

Robert H. Bailey is Consulting Principal at AMS Planning & Research Corp. Since 1972, his arts consulting has brought professional planning, management and coordination to the development of scores of projects.

John X. Fernandez John X. Fernandez

John X. Fernandez brings deep roots and extensive experience to his role as Associate Principal with AMS.

Lynette Turner Lynette Turner

Lynette Turner is a Project Manager in the AMS Connecticut headquarters and has over 25 years of experience in the arts.

Kate Scorza Ingram Kate Scorza Ingram

Kate has been involved in a variety of projects, including business plans for the Apollo Theater and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and feasibility studies and operating plans for new venues across the United States.

Clint Studinger Clint Studinger

Clint brings marketing insight and hands-on expertise to the AMS team, with particular success in market segmentation and targeting at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and ticket system transition at the Goodman Theatre.

Amy Ben-Kiki Amy Ben-Kiki

Amy brings significant experience in arts education initiatives, in addition to operational, strategic and business planning projects, program evaluations, and facility assessments.

Danielle Boyke Danielle Boyke

Danielle brings analytic skills and a solid background in theater production and project management to the AMS team.

Amy Gibbs Amy Gibbs

Amy brings insights on research, policy, and information systems to AMS.

Pat Durner Pat Durner

Pat Durner joined AMS in 1997 as Office Manager of AMS's Connecticut office and brings her many years of experience in marketing, administration, bookkeeping and office management to the position.

Martha Wood Martha Wood

Martha Wood joined AMS in 1998 as a Library Administrator in the Connecticut office, where she manages the database for AMS's project and reference-related information.

Janice D. Seawright Janice D. Seawright

Janice has over 25 years of experience handling the accounting needs of both public and private companies.