Paciolan Announces Jamie Grant and Dan Gallagher as Performing Arts Keynote Speakers at Pacnet '15 Conference

President and CEO at the Long Center for the Performing Arts and Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives at Comcast-Spectacor to Address Paciolan Performing Arts Community

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2014) - Paciolan, an industry-leading provider of ticketing, marketing, fundraising and sales automation solutions to more than 500 live entertainment organizations, today announced that Jamie Grant, President and CEO of the Long Center for the Performing Arts and Dan Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives at Comcast-Spectacor, will deliver the Performing Arts keynote at its annual PACnet community conference to be held Feb. 8-11, 2015 in Newport Beach, Calif. Grant and Gallagher will speak to the performing arts community on Monday, Feb. 9. Paciolan is a subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor.

During their keynote, Grant and Gallagher will discuss career development and methods to identify personal and organizational growth opportunities. Grant and Gallagher will also share personal success stories and provide advice to help other members of the community progress their career paths.

"For our organization, developing talent and exploring growth opportunities is a critical component for success," said Jamie Grant, President and CEO of the Long Center for the Performing Arts. "I'm excited to participate in the performing arts keynote to discuss this important topic with members of the Paciolan community."

Prior to his role at the Long Center, Grant served as the General Manager of Centre in the Square, a municipally owned 2,000-seat venue in Kitchener, Ontario that is home to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. Grant's experience also includes management positions with Imperial Theatre in St. John, New Brunswick; Heritage and Pearson theaters in Brampton, Ontario; Skylight Theatre in Toronto; and Arbor Theatre in Peterborough, Ontario. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Magnetic North Theatre Festival, an annual contemporary theater showcase, and served as chairman of the board.

Gallagher has 20 years of leadership and organizational development experience with organizations such as Comcast, Commerce Bank, Hay Group, Cahners Publishing and Saint Joseph's University. As a 14-year Comcast employee, Gallagher is responsible for operationalizing new growth strategies, managing IT and leading the training function at Comcast-Spectacor.

"Innovation stems from talented people being given a challenge to grow themselves and a chance to grow their business," said Dan Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives at Comcast-Spectacor. "This interactive discussion at PACnet will present the Paciolan community with ideas and best practices on how to propel growth and innovation in the performing arts industry."

Gallagher also worked for 14 years in Comcast University in several leadership roles working with high potential development, ad sales, engineering, HR and finance training. In 2012 Gallagher published a leadership book, The Self-Aware Leader, and committed all proceeds to City Year. He serves on advisory boards for City Year and the National League of Cities. Additionally, Gallagher has presented at multiple international conferences and guest lectured at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania.

Gallagher graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Saint Joseph's University, and also completed a master's degree in organizational development and leadership.

"We are delighted to have Jamie Grant and Dan Gallagher deliver the performing arts keynote at our PACnet community conference," said Dave Butler, Chief Executive Officer of Paciolan. "Both Jamie and Dan bring a unique way of articulating their stories, and a gift of sharing powerful knowledge and ideas with the audience. It will be spectacular."

PACnet '15 provides educational sessions covering executive trends, fan engagement, social media, consumer marketing, Customer Relationship Management, ticketing, and fundraising, all aimed at helping teams and venues sell more and maximize revenue streams.

About Paciolan
Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 120 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts and arenas. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor.

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