Administrative Staff




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
Sarah McElroy, Human Resources Coordinator



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

Chicago Symphony Chorus

Carolyn Stoner, Manager
Shelley Baldridge, Assistant Chorus 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 & Family Programs
Sarah Vander Ploeg, Coordinator of School & Community Partnerships

Kimberly Joslyn, Coordinator, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Benjamin Wise, Assistant, Institute Programs 



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, Audio Media & Operations
Charlie Post, Audio Engineer

Rosenthal Archives

Frank Villella, Director

Orchestral Personnel

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


John Maas, Director


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


Robert Stokas, Chief Electrician
Doug Scheuller, Electrician

Stage Technicians

Kelly Kerins, Stage Manager
David Hartge
James Hogan
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 Technology

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



Elisabeth Madeja, Intermin Vice President
Melanie Kalnins, Director of Marketing & Business Analysis
Sheila Jones, Director, Community Stewardship/African American Network

Web Systems & Applications

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


Elisabeth Madeja, Director
Lauren Matson, Manager, Patron Retention
David Nutt, Manager
Stephanie LoIntegrated Media Specialist
Namita Shah, Digital Marketing Coordinator
Laura Sauer, Coordinator, Audience Development & 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

Joseph Fernicola, Director of Sales & Ticketing Operations
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, Manager



David Chambers, Vice President of Development
Kristopher Simmons, Executive Assistant
Bobbie Rafferty, Director, Development, Individual Gifts
Allison Szafranski, Director, Leadership Gifts
Alfred Andreychuk, Major Gifts Officer & Director, Planned Giving
Miguel Fernández, Major Gifts Officer
Rebecca Hill, Major Gifts Officer
Charles Palys, Major Gifts Officer
Rachel Zupp, Manager of Governing Members Gifts
Karen Bullen, Assistant Gifts Officer
Erin Gernon, Prospect Research Specialist
Neomia Harris, Project Assistant

Institutional Advancement

Susan Green, Director of Foundation & Government Relations
Nick Magnone, Associate Director, Corporate Development
Lee Ann Norman
 Grant Writer
Jennifer Adams, Corporate Development Manager

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
Luciana Bonifazi, Communication Manager, Donor Engagement
Kayleigh Dudevoir, Donor Engagement Manager
Ariana Strahl
, Donor Engagement Coordinator
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.