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Beth Rubin

Beth Rubin, Associate

Beth Rubin
(203) 256-1616

Beth Rubin has over 25 years of experience as a researcher, curator, and consultant in museums and cultural institutions. In addition to her work for AMS, she has served as a curator at the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO;  exhibition coordinator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC;  exhibition content developer at PGAV Destinations, St. Louis, MO; and researcher at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Beth has been contributing her research expertise to a variety of AMS planning projects, including cultural plans, feasibility studies, and strategic and business plans for over 15 years. Heritage sites and historical cultural projects are a particular area of interest for Beth, given her background as a museum professional.

Past AMS projects in which she has participated have included: Minnesota Historical Society North West Company Fur Post Historic Site – audience research and market analysis; African American Museum of Delaware Foundation – feasibility study for new museum; Scottsdale Museum of the West – feasibility study; Speed Art Museum – strategic review, assessment and staffing plan for museum expansion; Louis L’Amour Interpretive Center – feasibility study for new museum; Asia Society, Texas –feasibility study and business plan.

She holds undergraduate degrees in Marketing and History from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in American Studies, with a Certificate in Museum Practice, from the University of Michigan.

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Liz Davis, Office and Business Development Manager

Liz Davis
(203) 256-1616

Liz joined AMS in 2014. She facilitates marketing and business development, manages office and executive functions, and provides project support. She assisted in the market analysis component for The Kentucky Center, and conducted the 2017 patron file analysis for New York Botanical Garden’s Adult Education Department.

In addition to her work with AMS, she served for two years as Executive Assistant at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She participated in development efforts, leading the coordination of their annual gala auction, and conceived and implemented an “Architectural Sights & Sounds” initiative, as named by their Executive Director, which reconnected the organization to local architects and augmented giving for the 2015-16 season.

Liz independently developed a national database of performance and event venues, this work includes the visualization of arts and events venues across the US, explores the relationship between types and capacity of venues and population, and cites industry trends. This collated data provides her with an understanding of arts and events environments across the country.

Liz holds a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technical Direction from the University of North Carolina. She began her career as a theatrical contractor and manufacturers’ rep. She moved to Connecticut for Theatre Projects Consultants and assisted their design and project management teams on projects including Kodak Theatre (now The Dolby Theatre), Los Angeles, CA, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, Georgia, and Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin.

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