Liz Davis joined AMS in 2014. Her current role includes facilitating marketing and business development, managing office and executive functions, and providing project support. Most recently, she assisted in the market analysis components of feasibility projects for the City of Beaverton, and the City of Rochester, and conducted the analysis for New York Botanical Garden’s 2016 fiscal year.
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.
In 2012, she was involved with the revitalization efforts for the Stratford Center for the Arts at the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre. She met with architects and town officials to assist in facilitating the restoration/renovation of the historic Nicoll-Benjamin House and worked to maximize programming opportunities within the 14.4-acre complex.
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.