- Advisory Board
Lee Gallagher is a firm believer that Art, Culture and Sport organizations enrich the community by providing diversity, entertainment and educational options, increases foot traffic for local businesses, and jobs. Lee envisioned applying his insight of the predictive sciences to the Arts, in a strategic effort to help attract, retain, as well as obtain donors to ensure the centre is able to self-fund.
Before starting his own company in 2012, he was responsible for the creation of the Precision Marketing Analytical Practice for Ricoh/InfoPrint Solutions (then a division of IBM) which was based on his work during his IBM career with many of the world’s top brands such as Best Western, Comcast, Sinclair Oil, Circuit City, Coca-Cola, Booz Allen Hamilton and McDonalds.
Lee is also a contributing author to the book “Advice From The Top” and authored, “Precision Marketing: Maximizing Revenue Through Relevance.” His data-driven marketing approach cuts through the cacophony of marketing messaging to deliver rock solid ROI for his clients.
Paul, an avid photographer and artist, applies his creativity to big data client solutions. He has been working in the industry as a Database Administrator for over twenty years with some of the world’s largest brands in banking, car rental, and automotive.
Dennis Kunimura, PStat®, CStat, AStat, brings over 20 years of statistical expertise to Arts and Analytics. From the healthcare insurance sector to the mining sector, public sector to private sector, he delivered quantitative models that provided insights into areas of opportunity for growth and cost savings. Dennis earned a Master degrees in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Texas-San Antonio and is also a professor of math and statistics in the Mathematics and Economics Department at Weber State University. He maintains accreditation in the statistical field with three international statistical societies; American Statistical Association, Royal Statistical Society, Statistical Society of Australia.
Dennis currently serves on the board for the Arches Health Co-Op that is a non-profit member-owned healthcare insurance company responsible for delivering affordable healthcare as directed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He also works as an independent consultant providing statistical and actuarial expertise to a diverse range of clients.
Dennis currently resides in Utah and is married with two children. He served in the United States Navy aboard two nuclear submarines and was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Ceci is a multi-faceted arts marketing professional with over 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts, nonprofits, and small businesses utilizing innovative and cutting-edge initiatives. She is nationally recognized as a leader in digital and social media marketing and specializes in the integration of digital marketing and technology into traditional marketing methods.
A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements include the OPERA America Conference, National Arts Marketing Project Conference and Social Media Day South Florida in addition to many other local and regional appearances. Known for her easy going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways.
A chronic early-adopter, Ceci has a passion for discovering ways that technology can be used to create meaningful arts experiences. The Curated Arts Experience focuses on collecting real-world case studies about how organizations around the world are using technology to engage the participant or enrich the experience at an arts event.
She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, is the Immediate Past President of Femfessionals West Palm Beach, the Immediate Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and served for many years as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair. She was recently appointed to the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee.
Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University with a music degree in vocal performance.
Consider The Pekoe Group the Special Forces of theatrical marketing and advertising. We are a tight-knit group of nimble, goal-driven marketers competent in both the tried-and-true and the newest advertising tactics out there. We discover audiences and create strategic campaigns that we deliver across all platforms including everything from design to media placement to social media to grassroots marketing. We believe in collaborative storytelling and the power of art, people, and innovation. Our values of honesty, humor, learning and communication allow us to engage each project fully with an open heart and relevant, focused strategy.
We have spearheaded the advertising and marketing campaigns for theatrical sensations such as Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, Nothing to Hide, Murder for Two, Peter and the Starcatcher, Forbidden Broadway, Rock Of Ages, Freud’s Last Session, Emotional Creature, and Puppetry of the Penis; as well as theater companies like The New Group, The Mint Theater Company, and TACT; and cultural institutions including Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Time Square. Our design work includes clients like the Lincoln Center Theater Young Angels, The Eugene O’Neill Center, The League of Professional Theatre Women, and Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen and Bar.
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries. The CMO Council’s 7,000+ members control more than $350 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include more than 35,000 global executives in more than110 countries covering multiple industries, segments and markets.
Liz Miller brings a varied career that spans over 14 years in the Sports Entertainment, Retail, Health, Beauty and Personal Care spaces. Miller has extensive experience in media relations, marketing communications, brand building, marketing program strategy and implementation, event planning and live entertainment event production.
Miller began her career in Sports Entertainment, focusing on the promotion of soccer and family sports events, with the Continental Indoor Soccer league, at both a national league level and later at the local team level. Miller later transitioned to Marketing and Sponsorship Development thanks to her involvement with Forum Boxing, a boxing promotion organization owned and operated by the Los Angeles Lakers and Dr. Jerry Buss. Thanks to her stints in the sports industry, Miller has had the opportunity to produce and market live television events including network, pay-per-view and cable sports franchises, execute media relations campaigns involving multiple sports franchises and individual athletes, as well as market both adult focused and family focused live entertainment events.
Miller oversees the daily operations of the Chief Marketing Officer council, a global affinity network of top brand marketers, and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. She also works with the agency’s consumer focused accounts, having worked with clients like Radiesse (BioForm Medical), the City of San Jose, El Camino Hospital, and Mobile Campus.
Glynn, an avid sport enthusiast, shares the vision of growing vibrant Arts & Sport communities by leveraging statistical computing and data visualization. Glynn has previously held research scientist positions at Genentech and SAIC where he received numerous awards for contributions in drug discovery, computationally biology and personalized medicine.
He holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000, and authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters. Additionally, he was the primary inventor of a computationally driven patent in personalized medicine.
Jens Horstmann has 25 years of executive, technology, and engineering experience in Silicon Valley and global High Tech industries. He is the founding Director and Executive Producer at Crestlight Venture Productions, a full service firm and venture fund that helps start-ups fill critical gaps and accelerate them through inflection points. He served as VP of Entertainment Technology of NCR Corp. and advises other Fortune 500 companies. Previously, he was CTO, president and CEO of DVDPlay, the creator of Redbox’s original technology. Mr. Horstmann has invested in numerous start-ups, serves on the several boards and manages MXGO, an intellectual property licensing firm. He founded B2B solution provider Ensemble Solutions in the mid ninetieth, was CEO of Open Grid, an early location based services pioneer and lectured for UC Berkeley. His prior experience includes senior engineering, research and development positions at Sun Microsystems, Siemens, LSI Logic’s Systems Research Laboratory, and X1 Corporation. He lives with his family in Silicon Valley and is an avid pilot.