The Business of Entertainment

Weatherhead School of Business and the Office of Post-Graduate Planning have teamed up to create a unique opportunity. NB: Although this is not part of the Humanities@Work program, the panelists have a wide range of experiences that bridge the gap between entertainment, culture, and business.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

RSVP through the Handshake listing, which is also where you will find the Zoom link.

The entertainment industry employs not only talented actors and singers. It offers opportunities for workers with strong organizational, interpersonal, and analytical strengths. Regardless of what your major is, we invite you to learn from our alumni panelists who have worked in live event management, symphony, and sports entertainment:

Sarah Resnick graduated in 2016. Since then, she has worked as production manager on a diverse range of live events, handling the operations and logistics for experiences from Broadway plays to punk festivals. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Management Information Systems at Binghamton University.

Austin Kilpatrick has served in production roles at Cleveland Play House, Des Moine Metro Opera, Inc. and most recently for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Austin is also pursuing an MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.

Sean McCarthy, CPA, graduated with a Masters of Accountancy and currently serves as Director-Finance for the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Sean also previously worked for Accenture and Deloitte.

Amanda Lilly completed both undergraduate and graduate degrees at CWRU. In 2019, Amanda Lilly moved to Colorado Springs to pursue her dream career in the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Presently, Amanda works as the Team USA Fund Coordinator in the development department at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).