After completing a program in recording engineering from the Institute of Audio Research in New York City, managing original bands in the Philadelphia club market in the mid to late seventies, and later graduating from La Salle University in Philadelphia with a degree in Finance, Dan Mulhern packed up this life experience and moved to become part of the history being made in Atlantic City.
In 1981 he witnessed and participated in the amazing transformation of Atlantic City into a mega casino resort and subsequently participated in one of the most active and robust entertainment markets since Las Vegas’s glory days. Today, this unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience is the foundation from which the company was built. The number of amazing performers, from headliners and production shows on showroom stages, to bands performing in the lounges, was staggering and the perfect environment to build an entertainment company that saw it all. The relationships Dan created with both the talent and the talent buyers of this exciting time were the company’s start. The rest, as they say, is history.
Over the years, the need for a single source for quality entertainment became increasingly important. In 1988, Daniel Mulhern Entertainment, Inc. was formed. Dan positioned the company to meet this need by expanding the company’s talent divisions and has grown with each new opportunity. DMEI has booked thousands of engagements, each with a focus on quality and matching the client's individual needs.
“We take great pride in delivering quality entertainment that truly makes an impact on the energy and excitement meter of any client event. We go to great lengths to seek out the best talent. If it's not something special or doesn't stand out, it's not for us. This discretion has served the company well. We enjoy streamlining the buying process, presenting numerous options and making recommendations that best suits the tastes, needs and budget of our clients.”
Today, DMEI is the premier entertainment company in Atlantic City providing all levels of entertainment to every casino in the city and beyond, including SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and the Hard Rock casino in Fort Lauderdale, amongst others.
DMEI is grateful for the opportunities Atlantic City’s gaming industry has provided and proud to have played a small part in contributing to the excitement and growth of this great city.
Kathy is the office manager and the backbone of operations here at DMEI. For the past 8 years, Kathy has swiftly and efficiently handled contracts and payroll, along with many other duties. When asked about her experience thus far, she mentioned that she enjoys the ‘laid back and casual atmosphere’ in DMEI’s office. Best part is her commute – less than 2 miles! Our staff and clients are very grateful to Kathy for keeping DMEI operations swiftly and smoothly on track.
As a leader in the South Jersey entertainment, business, and non-profit communities for over three decades, David brings an insightful experience to all his consulting clients. Since his studies in Entertainment Management & Marketing at SUNY Fredonia, David has focused on placing the finest talent on casino stages throughout Atlantic City and Philadelphia. With the passion of an impresario, and the business focus of an entrepreneur, David is uniquely qualified to consult through a wide variety of perspectives. With a highly ethical business drive, David enjoys his reputation as a creative straight-shooter committed to the success of everyone he works with.
With an extensive entertainment history as a performer, and over 10 years in sales, Kristina brings this combined experience to the DMEI team. Since her teen years she has performed professionally as a vocalist and keyboardist all over the U.S. and the world. Some of her commercial recording credits include Disney and Toys R Us, and her vocal arrangements and compositions can be heard on recordings that have aired on national radio and network television. Her sales and marketing experience include high-end automotive companies and multi-media advertising. She looks forward to a bright future with DMEI.
Sales & Marketing
While working nights in AC as an entertainer, Dan Jost spent the days commuting to Rowan University, graduating at the top of his class with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. In January 2012 he created a uniquely driven and well-integrated marketing company, taking his experience as a professional entertainer and marketer and combining the two disciplines into a cohesive company that understands both sides of the business. Dan’s energy and knowledge have contributed immensely to DMEI’s success.
Marketing & Social Media
Don has been working in the entertainment business since his West Chester University days. It was during these early years that Don gained his experience, not only as a musician, but also in entertainment management and booking. As a founding member and leader of the award-winning Cheers the Band, he has played trumpet, percussion and sang for well over two decades. While balancing their rigorous performance schedule and managing some of the area’s top bands, Don brings his expertise to DMEI, adeptly handling a variety of accounts for company.
Resident crumb catcher and morale booster Posey has provided her services at DMEI for the past 8 years. Faithfully appearing whenever someone’s lunch does, Posey is the best mascot a company could ask for!