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Presenter

Paul Miller

Principal, NeverDark Consulting

Paul Miller has over 25 years experience helping nonprofit organizations leverage information technology to raise awareness, increase engagement, and execute successful marketing and fundraising campaigns. Early career milestones included implementing Macy’s first desktop publishing system in 1990 and creating one of the Internet’s first magazine‐based websites for IEEE Spectrum in 1997. Paul then spent twelve years in multiple roles at Cornell University , where he successfully developed the communications strategy for a $4 billion capital campaign.

In 2011 Paul founded NeverDark, a full‐service consulting firm where communications professionals with arts and culture backgrounds help clients develop and enrich their audiences. They have worked with nearly four dozen clients, including the Glimmerglass Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Michigan Science Center, and the Count Basie Theatre. Paul also serves as co‐founder and Board Vice President of the forthcoming Museum of American Theater in New York City.

Paul is a multi‐genre percussionist specializing in musical theater, where has played in over 2000 performances throughout New York and New Jersey. He holds a BA in the Humanities from Thomas Edison University in Trenton, New Jersey, and an MFA in Writing and Literature from National University  in San Diego, California, graduating both institutions with honors.

Learn more at neverdark.org

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