Mr. Dalena served on the committee of the 2009 National Arts Marketing Project Conference held in Providence, Rhode island. He is a past president of the Boston Arts Marketing Alliance (BAMA) and is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), having served APAP's 2006 and 2007 national conference committees. He is also a guest lecturer in arts marketing for graduate programs at Boston University and formerly at Emerson College. From 2001-2004, Mr. Dalena was the Boston coordinator for the Performing Arts Research Coalition (PARC), a national effort to standardize audience research practices in the performing arts sector, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He has also served on the marketing advisory committee for the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and the membership services advisory board of ArtsBoston, and is a former board member of Boston Area Cabaret Artists (BACA), the Woodland Concert Series (Hartford, Conn.) and the Connecticut Lodging and Attractions Association. He is a former member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA). He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education with a concentration in voice and choral conducting from the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford. Mr. Dalena is a 9-year volunteer "Big Brother" for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. He is a resident of West Roxbury, Massachusetts.