AMS Planning & Research Corp.

We are honored to work in close partnership with so many smart, innovative, and dynamic cultural and community leaders. We’re honored even more by their kind reflections on our work together. Here are just a few of the testimonials we’ve received over our years of service.

"The PACStats reports are an invaluable resource for our industry. We use them frequently to measure our effectiveness and efficiency in numerous areas of our business, to identify and monitor trends, and as reliable data source for management decision making and Board reporting."
Brian L. Finck, CFO, Orange County Performing Arts Center
"The PACStats annual report provides -- in a confidential setting -- a broad and deep context for our operating data. The longitudinal data, assembled in a consistent and disciplined manner, is a rock-solid resource for us. The report allows us…to look at our data differently and to apply objective, quantified measurements. AMS works closely with PACStats users to provide report enhancements providing readability and identifying trends."
Bobbie Arbesfeld, Executive VP & COO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
“AMS has provided valuable guidance, direction and strategic support, helping set the course for the reopening of the Palace Theater.”
Frank Tavera, Executive Director, Palace Theatre Group
“Not only was AMS easy to work with, but the data they provided to us has been invaluable.”
Emily Swartzlander, Marketing and Communication Director, Greater Columbus Arts Council
“Twenty years ago, we had the great fortune to select AMS to help us with the bold adventure of transforming our community into a brand new, international center for the performing arts. The results speak for themselves.”
Michael Spring, Director, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
“Long before we were called the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, our group went to AMS  to help us understand the complexities of creating a world-class performing arts center. We went back to AMS for ... their national experience and local research.”
Myron Martin, President & CEO, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas
“AMS Planning & Research has been with us for the greater part of our 11+ year journey of imagining, inventing, planning and re-imagining.”
Jeff Langley, Artistic Director, Green Music Center
“We have been very pleased to have benefited from the depth of expertise you bring, from the professionalism of your people, of your credibility in the field and of the exceptional advice and counsel...”
Terry Keyko, Executive Director, Edmonton Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre Foundation
“More than just the nuts and bolts research, AMS helped us forge 'critical issues' questions that continue to guide us.”
George Evano, Director of Communications, Oregon Bach Festival
“Their dedicated consumer research capability continues to help us navigate the challenges and opportunities of cultivating audiences in our changing society.”
Liz Morten, Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Westport Country Playhouse
“The team AMS put together was dynamic and creative and helped our board of trustees see the potential of a brand new museum concept.”
Frank Jacobson, Interim Director, Scottsdale Museum of the West
“When we embarked on a community-wide effort to explore the development of a performing arts center, it was viewed as a controversial topic. AMS was instrumental in our success due to their professionalism, knowledge of the industry and grasp of different governance models.  We could not have succeeded in getting this project funded without their support and guidance.”
H. Walker Sanders, President, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.