CSO Association Administration

President and Assistants

President and Assistants

Jeff Alexander

Karen Rahn
Assistant to the President/Secretary of the Board

Emily Master
Executive Assistant to Music Director

Human Resources

Lynne Sorkin
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Yesenia Gutierrez

The Negaunee Music Institute

Ashley Young
Executive Assistant

Jon Weber
Director of Learning Programs

Yoo-Jin Hong
Director of Civic Orchestra and Training Programs

Jonathan McCormick
Associate Director, Institute Programs

Katy Clusen
Coordinator of Learning Programs

Molly Walker
Coordinator, Civic Orchestra and Training Programs

James Hall
Coordinator of Civic Engagement Programs

Alyssa Crance
Coordinator of School and Family Programs

Artistic Administration

Cristina Rocca
Vice President for Artistic Planning

James M. Fahey
Director of Programming
Symphony Center Presents

Gerard McBurney
Artistic Programming Advisor

Phillip Huscher
Program Annotator

Pietro Fiumara
Artists Assistant

Lena Breitkreuz
Artist Coordinator, SCP

Crystal MacDonald
Artist Coordinator, CSO

Monica Wentz
Manager, Artistic Planning

Chicago Symphony Chorus

Carolyn Stoner

Marjorie Johnston
Associate Chorus Manager/Librarian

Orchestra and Building Operations

Vanessa Moss
Vice President for Orchestra and Building Operations


Sameed Afghani
Executive Assistant


Heidi Lukas
Director of Operations


Jeffrey Stang
Production Manager


Charles Braico
House Manager


Marc Geelhoed
Manager of Audio Media


Charlie Post
Audio Engineer


Rosenthal Archives

Frank Villella

Orchestral Personnel

John Deverman

Anne MacQuarrie
CSO Auditions and Personnel


John Maas

Michael Lavin
Rental Events Manager

Engineers, Electricians, Security, Stage Technicians


Timothy McElligott
Lead Engineer

Kevin Walsh

Dan Platt

Michael McGeehan


Robert Stokas
Chief Electrician

John Forster

Stage Technicians

Kelly Kerins
Stage Manager

David Hartge

James Hogan

Christopher Lewis

Patrick Reynolds

Todd Snick

Joe Tucker

Finance and Administration, Accounting

Finance and Administration

Isabelle C. Goossen
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Renay Johansen Slifka
Executive Assistant


Kathryn Preston

Paulette Jean Volf
Assistant Controller

Janet Kosiba
Assistant Controller

Kelly Cater
Director of Budget, Planning and Analysis

Janet Hansen
Payroll Manager

Stephanie Ribaudo
Payroll Assistant

Cynthia Maday
Accounts Payable Manager

Marianne Hahn
Accounting Manager

Monique Henderson
Senior Accountant

Hyon Yu
General Ledger Manager

Information Services and Support

Daniel Spees

Douglas Bolino
Systems Administrator

Jacqueline Guy
Senior Database Systems Administrator

Sales and Marketing, Web, Marketing, Creative, Program Book

Sales and Marketing

Philip Koester
Vice President for Sales and Marketing
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Melanie Kalnins
Director, Sales and Marketing Analysis
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Laura Emerick
Digital Content Editor
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Web Systems and Applications

Sean Hopp
Director, Web Systems and Applications
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Steve Burkholder
Manager, Web Systems and Applications
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Liz Madeja
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Jennifer Colgan
Marketing Manager, Patron Retention
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Lauren Matson
Marketing Manager
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Namita Shah
Digital Marketing Coordinator
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Stephanie Lo
Marketing Media Buyer
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Laura Sauer
Marketing Associate
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Todd Land
Creative Director
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Emma Bilyk
Senior Designer
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Program Book

Denise Wagner
Manager/Senior Editor
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Gerald Virgil
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Kristin Tobin
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Communications and Public Relations

Rachelle Roe
Director, Communications and Public Relations

Eileen Chambers

Clay Baker
PR Assistant

Sales and Patron Services, Ticketing Sales, VIP Services, Group Services

Sales and Patron Services

Stephanie Scott

Ticketing Sales

Stephen Funk
Associate Director


Patrice Fumbanks

VIP Services

Robert Coad

Group Services

Brian Koenig


Shifra Werch

Box Office and Symphony Store

Box Office

Joseph Garnett

Jack McGinnis

James Krier

Steve Paulin

Fernando Vega

Christie Nawrocki

The Symphony Store

Roberto Bravo
Store Manager


Karen Lewis Alexander
Vice President for Development


Guillermo Muñoz Küster
Executive Assistant


Allison Szafranski
Director of Leadership Gifts


Barbara Rafferty
Director of Development, Individual Gifts


Alfred Andreychuk
Major Gifts Officer & Director of Planned Giving


Rebecca Hill
Major Gifts Officer


Doris McGee
Major Gifts Officer


Liz Heinitz
Director, Annual Giving & Development Operations


Rachel Zupp
Manager of Governing Members Gifts


Keli Smith
Prospect Research Coordinator


Neomia Harris
Project Assistant

Institutional Advancement

Kevin Beck
Director of Foundation & Government Relations


Katherine Tuttle
Director, Corporate Development


Nick Magnone
Corporate Development Manager


Jennifer Adams
Corporate Development Coordinator


Sarah Sapperstein
Development Communications Specialist

Donor Engagement and Development Operations

Lisa McDaniel
Director of Donor Engagement


Kimberly S. Duffy
Senior Donor Engagement Manager


Jessica Erickson
Senior Donor Engagement Manager


Rebecca Silber
Donor Engagement Associate


Kirk McMahon
Donor and Development Services Manager


Peter Rosenbloom
Donor Services Coordinator


Karen Bullen
Donor and Development Services Coordinator

Strategy and Special Initiatives

Kevin Giglinto
Vice President for Strategy and Special Initiatives

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