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. Stephen Smith, Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer, Amsted Industries

Mr. Adam Grais, Vice Chair
Managing Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

Ms. Kate Donaldson, Secretary
Principal and Owner, Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Inc.

Mr. Jerry Goldstone, Treasurer
President, BCR Enterprises, Inc. (retired)


Dr. Peter M. Ascoli
Adjunct Professor, Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership

Mr. Peter V. Baugher
Principal/Owner, Baugher Dispute Resolution, LLC

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. Michael W. Cusick
Partner, Clarity Partners, LLC

Ms. Kate Donaldson (Secretary)
Principal and Owner, Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Inc.

Hon. Rhoda Sweeney Drucker
Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County (retired)

Mr. James B. Fadim
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Conlon Public Strategies

Mr. Michael A. Feder
Managing Director, AlixPartners

Ms. Chantal E. Forster
Executive Director, Technology Affinity Group

Mr. Christopher Foster
Senior Managing Principal, SAP

Mr. Paul E. Freehling
Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw (retired)

Ms. Eileen Friestad
President, CWP Management, Inc.

Mr. Jerry Goldstone (Treasurer)
President, BCR Enterprises, Inc. (retired)

Mr. Adam Grais (Vice Chair)
Managing Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

Mr. Tom Hanson
Managing Partner, Fleming Hanson Sales (retired)

Mr. Kevin Jones
CEO and Founder, Jones Software Corp.

Ms. Sandra Kamin
Civic and Arts Leader

Mr. Tim King (Ex-Officio)
Member, Board of Commissioners, Chicago Park District

Mrs. Ginger Meyer
Civic and Arts Leader

Ms. Susan Noel
President, Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Julian Oettinger
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Walgreens, Inc. (retired)

Ms. Erin Roberts (Ex-Officio)
Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Mr. LaRue Robinson
Attorney, Jenner & Block

Ms. Sheli Z. Rosenberg
Principal, Roselin Investments

Mr. Brian Sedlak
Partner, Jones Day

Mr. Stephen Smith (Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Amsted Industries

Ms. Maureen Sullivan Taylor
President, Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.

Ms. Jenny Willcox
Independent HR Consultant