Grant Park Music Festival Administrative Staff

Paul Winberg

President and CEO

Elizabeth Allen

Executive Assistant


Chris Collins

General Manager

John Ryan

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Linda Oper

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Melissa Hilker

Chorus Personnel Manager

Hilary Mercer

Community Engagement Manager

Michael Shelton


Kelly Dennis

Artistic Assistant

Aaron Gottl

Artistic Assistant

Kate McDuffie

Community Engagement Assistant

Nicole Tuma

Music Educator

Ian Stillmunks

Music Educator

Laura Adkins

Music Library Assistant

Eliza Bangert

Cover Librarian


Hannah Lehman

Chief Financial Officer

Erin Miesner

Administrative and Development Coordinator


Emily Canham

Chief Development Officer

Jennifer Nahn

Associate Director of Development

Brandy Duncan

Special Events Assistant

Marketing and Patron Services

Jill Hurwitz

Chief Marketing Officer

Joseph Fernicola III

Patron Services Director

Don Hall

Front of House Manager

Margaret Kellas

Marketing Associate

Scott Kloosterman

Patron Services Assistant

Alexis Lacey

Patron Services Assistant

Lou Ann Hayes

Group Sales Associate

Hazel Lewis

Patron Services Volunteer

Emily Rolfs

Marketing Volunteer

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Grant Park Music Festival
205 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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