Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Meet the CSOA Administration team.


Jeff Alexander, CSOA President
Jeff Alexander began his tenure as President of the CSOA in January of 2015.
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PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

Kristine Stassen Executive Assistant to the President & Secretary of the Board
Mónica Lugo Executive Assistant to the Music Director

Human Resources
Lynne Sorkin Director
Dijana Cirkic Coordinator

ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION

Cristina Rocca Vice President
The Richard and Mary L. Gray Chair
Guillermo Muñoz Küster Artistic Planning Coordinator
James M. Fahey Senior Director, Programming, Symphony Center Presents
Randy Elliot Director, Artistic Administration
Monica Wentz Director, Artistic Planning & Special Projects
Lena Breitkreuz Artist Manager, Symphony Center Presents
Caroline Eichler Artist Coordinator, CSO
Phillip Huscher Scholar-in-Residence & Program Annotator
Pietro Fiumara Artists Assistant

Chorus
Shelley Baldridge Manager
Heather Anderson Assistant Manager & Librarian

ORCHESTRA AND BUILDING OPERATIONS

Vanessa Moss Vice President
Heidi Lukas Director
Michael Lavin Assistant Director, Operations, SCP & Rental Events
Jeffrey Stang Production Manager, CSO
Joseph Sherman Production Manager, SCP & Rental Events
Charles Braico House Manager
Charlie Post Audio Engineer

Rosenthal Archives
Frank Villella Director

Orchestra Personnel
John Deverman Director
Anne MacQuarrie Manager, CSO Auditions & Orchestra Personnel

Facilities
John Maas Director

Engineers
Tim McElligott Chief Engineer
Michael McGeehan 
Kevin Walsh
Dan Platt

Electricians
Robert Stokas Chief Electrician
Doug Scheuller

Stage Technicians
Christopher Lewis Stage Manager
Blair Carlson
Paul Christopher
Ramon Echevarria
Ryan Hartge
Peter Landry
Todd Snick

Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO
Jonathan McCormick Director, Education & the Negaunee Music Institute
Katy Clusen Manager, School & Family Programs
Sarah Vander Ploeg Coordinator, School & Community Partnerships
Rachael Cohen Programs Assistant
Antonio Padilla Denis Operations Coordinator, Civic Orchestra of Chicago

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Stacie Frank Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Renay Johansen Slifka Executive Assistant

Accounting
Dee Vyas Controller
Kerri Gravlin Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Paulette Jean Volf, Janet Kosiba Assistant Controllers
Janet Hansen Payroll Manager
Marianne Hahn Accounting Manager
Linda Long Staff Accountant
Hyon Yu General Ledger Manager
Cynthia Maday Accounts Payable Manager
Ted Sofios Payroll Assistant

Information Technology
Daniel Spees Director
Douglas Bolino Client Systems Administrator
Jackie Spark Lead Technologist
Kirk McMahon Technologist

SALES AND MARKETING

Ryan Lewis Vice President
Erika Nelson Director Institutional Marketing & Revenue Management

Content Marketing and Digital Experience
Elisabeth Madeja Director
Dana Navarro Associate Director, Digital Content & Producer
Laura Emerick Digital Content Editor
Steve Burkholder Web Manager
Landon Hegedus Coordinator, Digital Engagement
Niky Crawford Coordinator, Digital Content
Megan Ireland Associate, Digital Engagement
Sasha Alexsandra Associate, Digital Engagement

Program Marketing and Operations
Amy Brondyke Director
Alex Demas Marketing Manager, CSO
Tommy Crawford Associate Manager
Kate McDuffie Community Marketing Coordinator
Jessica Reinhart Advertising & Promotions Specialist
Amanda Swanson Marketing Data & Operations Associate

Creative
Todd Land Director
Sophie Weber Creative Services Manager
Eddie Limperis Designer
Emily Herrington Design Associate

Content
Frances Atkins Director
Gerald Virgil Senior Content Editor
Kristin Tobin Designer & Print Production Manager

Communications and Public Relations
Eileen Chambers Director
Clay Baker Coordinator

Sales and Patron Experience
Joseph Fernicola III Director
Pavan Singh Manager, Patron Services
Brian Koenig Manager, Preferred Services
Robert Coad Manager, VIP Services
Joseph Garnett Manager, Box Office
Aislinn Gagliardi Assistant Manager, Patron Services
Carmen Ringhiser Assistant Manager, Preferred Services
Steve Paulin Assistant Manager, Box Office

The Symphony Store
Tyler Holstrom Manager

DEVELOPMENT

Dale Hedding Vice President
Jeremiah Strickler Executive Assistant
Bobbie Rafferty Director, Individual Giving & Affiliated Donor Groups
Allison Szafranski Director, Leadership Gifts
Alfred Andreychuk Director, Endowment Gifts & Planned Giving
Charles Palys Major Gifts Officer & Administrator
Tori Ramsay Major Gifts Officer
Dakota Williams Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement Giving
Victoria Cottrell Manager, Strategic Giving

Engagement Giving
Richard Riedl Manager, Governing Member Gifts
Emily McClanathan Manager, Strategic Development Communications
Erin Gernon Prospect Research Specialist & Moves Management Coordinator
Neomia Harris Senior Assistant, Individual Giving Programs & Planned Giving

Institutional Advancement
Susan Green Director, Foundation & Government Relations
Nick Magnone Director, Corporate Development
Jennifer Urevig Manager, Corporate Development
Jennifer Harazin Grant Writer

Donor Engagement and Development Operations
Liz Heinitz Senior Director, Development Operations & Annual Giving
Lisa McDaniel Director, Donor Engagement
Caitlyn Cushing Associate Director, Donor & Development Services
Kimberly S. Duffy Senior Donor Engagement Manager
Jocelyn Weberg Manager, Annual Giving
Ariana Strahl Manager, Donor Engagement
Kevin Gupana Manager, Donor Engagement
Jamie Forssander Coordinator, Donor Engagement
Bri Baiza, Emily Werner Coordinators, Donor Services

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