CSO Association Administration




Jeff Alexander, President
Karen RahnExecutive Assistant to the President & Secretary of the Board
Mónica Lugo, Executive Assistant to the Music Director

Human Resources

Lynne Sorkin, Director
Erika Sanders, Coordinator



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

Chicago Symphony Chorus

Carolyn Stoner, Manager
Caroline Eichler, Assistant Manager, Librarian



Jonathan McCormick, Director of Education & The Negaunee Music Institute
Jon Weber, Director, School & Family Programs
Molly Walker, Orchestra Manager, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
James Hall, Manager, Community Programs & Civic Orchestra Engagement
Katy ClusenManager of School and Family Programs
Kimberly Joslyn, Coordinator, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Sarah Vander Ploeg, Coordinator of School and Community Partnerships
Benjamin Wise, Institute Programs Assistant



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

Rosenthal Archives

Frank Villella, Director

Orchestral Personnel

John Deverman, Director
Anne MacQuarrie, Manager CSO Auditions and Personnel


John Maas, Director


Tim McElligott, Chief Engineer
Michael McGeehan, Lead Engineer
Kevin Walsh, Engineer
Dan Platt, Engineer


Robert Stokas, Chief Electrician
John Forster, Electrician

Stage Technicians

Kelly Kerins, Stage Manager
Blair Carlson
David Hartge
Peter Landry 
Christopher Lewis
Todd Snick
Joe Tucker



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


Kerri Gravlin, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Kathryn Preston, Controller
Paulette Jean Volf, Assistant Controller
Janet Kosiba, Assistant Controller
Janet Hansen, Payroll Manager
Marianne Hahn, Accounting Manager
Monique Henderson, Senior Accountant
Hyon Yu, General Ledger Manager
Cynthia Maday, Accounts Payable Manager
Jessica Lotz, Payroll Assistant

Information Services & Support

Daniel Spees, Director
Douglas Bolino, Client Systems Administrator
Jackie Spark, Tessitura Data & Application Administrator



Philip Koester, Vice President for Sales, Marketing & Content
Melanie Kalnins, Director of Marketing & Business Analysis 

Web Systems & Applications

Sean Hopp, Director, Web Systems & Applications
Steve Burkholder, Manager, Web Systems & Applications


Liz Madeja, Director
Lauren Matson, Manager, Patron Retention
David Nutt, Manager
Stephanie LoIntegrated Media Specialist
Namita Shah, Digital Marketing Coordinator
Laura SauerAudience Development Coordinator and Editor


Todd Land, Creative Director
Edward Limperis, Designer


Frances Atkins, Director of Content
Laura Emerick, Digital Content Editor
Gerald VirgilSenior Editor
Kristin Tobin, Designer

Communications & Public Relations

Eileen ChambersCommunications & Public Relations Officer
Dana Navarro, Communications & Public Relations Manager
Clay BakerCommunications & Public Relations Coordinator

Sales & Ticketing Operations

Stephen Funk, Director
Pavan Singh, Customer Relations Manager

Ticket Sales & Patron Services

Patrice Fumbanks, Supervisor
Caitlin Manning, Supervisor

VIP Services

Robert Coad, Manager

Group Services

Brian Koenig, Manager
Shifra Werch, Specialist

Box Office

Joseph Garnett, Manager
Steve Paulin, Assistant Manager
James Krier
Christie Nawrocki
Fernando Vega
John McGinnis

The Symphony Store

Tyler Holstrom, Store Manager



David Chambers, Vice President of Development
Ariana Strahl, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Development
Barbara Rafferty, Director of Development, Individual Gifts
Allison Szafranski, Director of Leadership Gifts
Alfred Andreychuk, Major Gifts Officer & Director of Planned Giving
Miguel Fernández, Major Gifts Officer
Rebecca Hill, Major Gifts Officer
Charles Palys, Major Gifts Officer
Rachel Zupp, Manager of Governing Members Gifts
Kayleigh Dudevoir, Donor Engagement Manager
Karen Bullen, Assistant Gifts Officer
Erin Gernon, Prospect Research Specialist
Neomia Harris, Project Assistant
Lee Ann Norman Grant Writer
Kristopher Simmons Executive Assistant

Institutional Advancement

Susan Green, Director of Foundation & Government Relations
Nick Magnone, Corporate Development Manager
Jennifer Adams, Corporate Development Coordinator

Donor Engagement & Development Operations

Lisa McDaniel, Director of Donor Engagement
Liz Heinitz, Director, Annual Giving & Development Operations
Andrew Leeson, Associate Director, Annual Giving
Kimberly S. Duffy, Senior Donor Engagement Manager
Kirk McMahon, Donor & Development Services Manager
Peter Rosenbloom, Donor Services Coordinator
Jeremy Krifka, Donor & Development Services Coordinator

Please note the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association does not consider unsolicited musical submissions or collaboration requests. We are also unable to return any such items sent to the CSOA, confirm their receipt or provide feedback. Thank you.