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Professor, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management

Pictured is SAEM instructor Ed Traversari.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Robert Morris University
  • MBA, concentration in SAEM, Point Park University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sport, Arts and Entertainment
  • Facility and Venue Administration
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Event Management
  • The Business of Live Entertainment


Professor Ed Traversari has more than 37 years of live entertainment expertise. He has worked for Pittsburgh concert promoters company DiCesare Engler Productions as a production manager, talent booker, director of marketing and general manager of the Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square. DiCesare Engler produced concerts at the Stanley Theatre (which they later sold to the Cultural District to become The Benedum Center), the Syria Mosque, AJ Palumbo Center, Mellon Arena, Heinz Field, PNC Park and Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square, among others. In 1999, DiCesare Engler Productions was purchased by SFX Entertainment, which was later sold to Clear Channel Entertainment and most recently spun off to Live Nation, the largest producer of live entertainment events in the United States.

In addition to teaching, Traversari consults for a number of clients including Heinz Hall, Seven Springs Resort, The Pittsburgh Irish Festival, PBS Television Concert Series and Carnegie Science Center. He also helped produce The Joe Grushecky/Bruce Springsteen shows at Soldiers and Sailors Hall and The Bob Marley Celebration at The Benedum Center. Traversari has been interviewed by KDKA-AM and KDKA-TV and was featured as guest on the PCNC show "Night Talk."

Selected Presentations, Awards and Honors

  • "Event management," presentation at The Event Showcase and Expo, Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 9, 2014.
  • Who's Who Among College Students in America, Robert Morris University

Professional Memberships

  • Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pa., board of directors
  • Tickets for Kids, advisory board member
  • WYEP Radio, advisory board member

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