Phillips Center Selects Putnam Vice President of Marketing
By Space Coast Daily // July 31, 2013
Scheduled To Begin In Fall 2014
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –– The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (DPC) has appointed Cynthia (Cyndi) Levann Putnam as vice president of marketing.
She will oversee all marketing and communication efforts, including audience development, sponsorship, grand opening, box office and ticketing, and ongoing promotions and publicity for the Center and its programming. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the position.
Prior to joining DPC, Putnam was the director of marketing for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. She was responsible for bringing all marketing and promotions in-house, and oversaw all marketing efforts for Broward County’s Performing Arts Center Authority. Putnam also managed partner relationships with Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and Broadway Across America.
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In 2005, she founded Loudmouth Marketing, Inc., specializing in national sports, entertainment and arena marketing. Putnum’s client base ranged from Blue Man Group Orlando and CBS SportsLine.com to AEG Live/Concerts West and Clear Channel Exhibitions.
She joined Clear Channel Entertainment as marketing director for PACE Theatrical Group in 1988 and worked in many of Clear Channel Entertainment’s divisions. She was marketing director for the national tour of The Who’s Tommy; senior marketing director for the family division in charge of all marketing and PR for Rugrats, A Live Adventure and the All That Music and More Festival; then senior vice president of corporate marketing, overseeing branding campaigns along with the creation and implementation of national promotions across all divisions including sports, music, theatrical and exhibitions.
Her diverse music career includes the opening of the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. She served as regional vice president of marketing for Cellar Door Music in Florida, as well as vice president of marketing for the touring division which worked on the national tours for the Backstreet Boys, Cher and *NSync.
“Cyndi’s extensive experience in the entertainment industry will enable us to forge our brand and grow our audience base,” said Dr. Phillips Center President Kathy Ramsberger. “We are thrilled to have her join the Center’s executive team and look forward to what’s ahead – especially as we continue to get closer to our grand opening.”
Putnam is a longtime Central Florida resident, and grew up in Titusville, where her father Thomas was an engineer for NASA. The Dr. Phillips Center is scheduled to open in Fall 2014.
For more information, visit DrPhillipsCenter.org
ABOUT THE DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to developing and operating a new $500 million performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida.
“Cyndi’s extensive experience in the entertainment industry will enable us to forge our brand and grow our audience base,” said Dr. Phillips Center President Kathy Ramsberger.
This public-private partnership is funded by the City of Orlando, Orange County and private donors.
Situated on a nine-acre site, the performing arts center complex will include: an amplified theater, a multi-form, acoustical theater, a community theater, educational facilities and a public performance plaza.
Future plans also include mixed-use urban development. Inspired by the pillars: Celebration, Education, Participation and Destination, this mission-driven Center will be Central Florida’s destination of choice for arts, cultural and entertainment programming. The Center opens two of its three theaters in 2014.
The Dr. Phillips Center is committed to the City of Orlando’s Blueprint Initiative, a standard for minority/women business involvement and local employment participation.
For more information or to see live footage from the construction webcam, visit DrPhillipsCenter.org