NEW YORK – AUGUST 26, 2019 - Production Resource Group LLC (PRG), the world’s leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announces it has hired Danton (Danny) Hardman and Murray Ryan as Directors of Business Development within its Corporate Events group. PRG’s Corporate Events provides production solutions and services for the full spectrum of live experiences for industry associations and corporations. Hardman, based in Washington D.C., and Ryan, based in the Chicago metropolitan area, will both focus on the association market.
“Associations represent one of our most important customer segments, and we continue to invest in resources and top talent to support them. That includes adding well-respected professionals such as Danny and Murray to our team,” said Manus McHugh, Senior VP of Corporate Events, Staging and Hotels.
Hardman has extensive experience in business development and sales. For the last four years, he was at Freeman, servicing large national clients including National Beer Wholesalers, National Rifle Association, National Retail Federation and American Bankers Association. Prior to that, he was at Hargrove in business development for tradeshows, exhibits and events, working on global political events, auto shows and association events. Hardman is active in the PCMA D.C. Chapter.
Ryan brings 30 years’ experience in hospitality sales and marketing to the role. Before joining PRG, he was Director of National Accounts - Midwest for Hilton. Prior to that, he was Director of Sales – U.S. Association team for Tourism Toronto, based in D.C. Previously, he held various sales and marketing roles with Hyatt Hotels and Starwood Hotels. Ryan is actively involved with PCMA and is the Immediate Past President of PCMA’s Greater Midwest Chapter.
PRG occupies a unique position in the events space, bringing the same technology and solutions it creates to engage audiences in concert touring and theatre to corporate, association and tradeshow customers. It can provide a full suite of services or specialized support in production disciplines such as audio, video projection and mapping, lighting design, LED, computer networking and scenic solutions.
PRG’s association clients include American Library Association (ALA), American College Health Association (ACHA), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).