Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Meet the CSOA Administration.

Jeff Alexander began his tenure as President of the CSOA in January of 2015.
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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


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

Shelley Baldridge Manager
Olive Haugh Assistant Manager & Librarian


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
Jenise Sheppard House Manager
Jiwon Sun Manager, Audio Media & Audio-Visual Operations
Charlie Post Audio Engineer
Logan Goulart Operations Assistant

Rosenthal Archives
Frank Villella Director

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

John Maas Director

Tim McElligott Chief Engineer
Michael McGeehan
Kevin Walsh
Erik O’Carroll

Robert Stokas Chief Electrician
Doug Scheuller

Stage Technicians
Christopher Lewis Stage Manager
Blair Carlson
Paul Christopher
Ryan Hartge
Peter Landry
Joshua Mondie
Todd Snick


Jonathan McCormick Director, Education & the Negaunee Music Institute
Katy Clusen Associate Director, CSO for Kids
Carol Kelleher Assistant, CSO for Kids
Rachael Cohen Program Manager
Antonio Padilla Denis Orchestra Manager, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Katherine Eaton Coordinator, School Partnerships
Zhiqian Wu Operations Coordinator, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Jackson Brown Program Assistant


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

Sam Pincich Controller
Kerri Gravlin Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Janet Kosiba Assistant Controller
Janet Hansen Payroll Manager
Marianne Hahn Accounting Manager
Christopher Biemer Accountant
Hyon Yu Assistant Controller, Reporting and Systems
Javier Ayala Senior Accountant
Cynthia Maday Accounts Payable Manager
Elizabeth Tyska Payroll Assistant

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


Ryan Lewis Vice President
Erika Nelson Director, Institutional Marketing & Revenue Management
Alyssa Greenberg Audience Engagement Manager

Digital Content and Engagement
Dana Navarro Director
Laura Emerick Digital Content Editor
Peter Breithaupt Manager, Digital Content
Steve Burkholder Web Manager
Megan Ireland Digital Engagement Manager
Zoe Carter Associate, Digital Engagement

Program Marketing and Operations
Amy Brondyke Director
Alex Demas Marketing Manager, Classical Programs
Tommy Crawford Marketing Manager, Jazz, World & Popular Programs
Kate McDuffie Marketing Manager, Family & Community Programs
Jessica Reinhart Advertising & Promotions Manager
Amanda Swanson Marketing Analyst
Jesse Bruer Marketing & Promotions Associate
Andrew Hilgendorf Email Marketing Associate

Jaime Hotz Creative Director
Sophie Weber Associate Director of Project & Digital Asset Management
Emily Herrington Lead Designer
Fattah Mulya Design Associate

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

Communications and Public Relations
Eileen Chambers Director
Hannah Sundwall Publicist
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
Fernando Vega Assistant Manager, Box Office

The Symphony Store
Tyler Holstrom Manager


Dale Hedding Vice President
Jeremiah Strickler Manager, Development Administration
Bobbie Rafferty Director, Individual Giving & Affiliated Donor Groups
Allison Szafranski Director, Leadership Gifts
Alfred Andreychuk Director, Endowment Gifts & Planned Giving
Tori Ramsay Major Gifts Officer
Richard Riedl Major Gifts Officer
Kevin Gupana Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement Giving
Jeremiah Pickett, III Manager, Governing Member Gifts
Brian Nelson Manager, Endowment Gifts & Planned Giving
Emily McClanathan Associate Director, Strategic Development Communications
Victoria Barbarji Manager, Strategic Giving
Hope Oester Prospect & Donor Research Specialist
Emily Uddenberg Coordinator, Donor Dining & Stewardship

Institutional Advancement
Susan Green Director, Foundation & Government Relations
Nick Magnone Director, Corporate Development
Mary Grace Corrigan Manager of Grants and Institutional Giving

Donor Engagement and Development Operations
Liz Heinitz Senior Director, Development Operations & Annual Giving
Lisa McDaniel Director, Donor Engagement
Alyssa Hagen Associate Director, Donor and Development Services
Kimberly S. Duffy Associate Director, Donor Engagement
Jocelyn Weberg Senior Manager, Annual Giving
Jamie Forssander Manager, Donor Engagement
Brent Taghap Manager, Donor Engagement
John Heffernan Coordinator, Donor Engagement
Bri Baiza Coordinator, Donor Services
Victoria Menendez Coordinator, Donor Services