Paul Fahey is currently the Director of Marketing for Proctors, a portfolio consisting of Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre, The Proctors School of Education, Open Stage Media, The Schenectady County Tourism Promotion Agency, Open Stage Media and Marquee Power. A strategic thinker and accomplished designer, Mr. Fahey brings a unique left and right-brain approach to the science of marketing and public relations. Mr. Fahey joined Proctors in 2014 with a rich and diverse background in management, production and creative.
Mr. Fahey leads and manages a department of thirteen direct reports responsible for all aspects of marketing for the portfolio – from initial research through strategic planning and tactical execution. Going beyond his expertise in marketing strategy, he provides enormous value to his internal “clients” in identifying fundamental business issues throughout the marketing process.
His experience is derived from his work with The American Institute for Economic Research, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, The Center for Economic Growth, The Citadel, GE Power and Water and Spalding Sports Worldwide, among others. In addition to his client work, he has directed dozens of research studies and personally moderated more than 450 focus groups. In April 2013, he was asked by the Open Society Foundation to consult with healthcare professionals and policymakers in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.
Mr. Fahey has been the Board Chair for the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (www.cmost.org) since 2010, including the role of Interim CEO from 2010-2012. Most recently as Board Chair, he lead CMOST through a merger with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University of Albany; a deal that included a $5 million gift in support of the museum’s mission. He also serves on the board of the Albany Charter School Network (http://www.albanycharterschoolnetwork.org) Blazeman Foundation for ALS (www.waronals.com) and WMHT Educational telecommunications (www.wmht.org). Mr. Fahey has a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
A lifelong resident of New York’s Capital Region, he enjoys spending free time with his wife, Kelly and two children, Chloe age 15 and Harris, age 13. They divide their time as a family on the shores of Cape Cod and the backyard skating rink. An avid triathlete, endurance cyclist and ultramarathon runner, Mr. Fahey recently added the Adventurecorps 105-mile cycling race in Death Valley and the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco to his athletic resume. With what little free time or energy remains after that is passionately devoted to laundry, grocery shopping and lawn mowing. Finally, he is the author of this bio and finds it awkward to write about himself in the third person.