Grant Park Orchestral Association Board of Directors
The Grant Park Orchestral Association is a 501(c)3 organization that presents the Grant Park Music Festival. Members of the Association's Board are dedicated to promoting the unique Festival experience of free, high-quality classical music in Chicago's magnificent Millennium Park.
Mr. Charles M. Kierscht, Chair
Attorney; CEO, Kemper Financial Services, Inc. (retired)
Mr. Stephen Smith, Vice Chair
Vice President - General Counsel, Amsted Industries
Mr. Julian Oettinger, Secretary
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Walgreens Inc. (retired)
Mr. Jerry Goldstone, Treasurer
President, BCR Enterprises, Inc. (retired)
Dr. Sam Amelio
Vice President, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness, Exelon Corporation
Dr. Peter M. Ascoli
Adjunct Professor, Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership
Mr. Peter V. Baugher
Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Dr. Amy Boonstra
Managing Director for Programs and Outreach, University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute
Mr. Vern Broders
Director of Finance, Oral Health America
Ms. Penny Brown
Civic and Arts Leader
Mr. Donald E. Casey, Jr.
Dean, DePaul University School of Music (retired)
Mr. Michael W. Cusick
Partner, Clarity Partners, LLC
Ms. Kate Donaldson
Principal and Owner, Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Inc.
Hon. Rhoda Sweeney Drucker
Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County (retired)
Ms. Renée N. Duba
Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Mr. James B. Fadim
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Conlon Public Strategies
Mr. Michael A. Feder
Managing Director, AlixPartners
Mr. Paul E. Freehling
Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw
Ms. Eileen Friestad
President, CWP Management, Inc.
Mr. Adam Grais
Managing Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
Mr. Kevin Jones
CEO and Founder, Jones Software Corp.
Ms. Marcia E. Lazar
President, Asset Recoveries International, Ltd.
Mrs. Ginger Meyer
Civic and Arts Leader
Ms. Cynthia Mufarreh
Chief Administrative Officer, Retail Banking, BMO Harris Bank
Mr. Ron Niemaszyk
CPA and Owner, Patke & Associates, Ltd.
Ms. Susan Noel
President, Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Cynthia Stone Raskin
Jerome H. Stone Family Foundation
Mr. Juan Salgado (Ex-Officio)
Commissioner, Chicago Park District
President & CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino
Mr. Brian Sedlak
Partner, Jones Day