Grant Park Music Festival Administrative Staff

Paul Winberg

President and CEO


Leigh Levine

General Manager

John Ryan

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Melissa Hilker

Chorus Personnel Manager

Hilary Mercer

Education and Community Engagement Manager

Michael Shelton



Hannah Lehman

Director of Finance

Ben Montalbano

Administrative Coordinator


Debra Magad

Director of Development

Jennifer Nahn

Development Manager

Kristen Schleifer

Grant Writer

Marketing and Patron Services

Jill Hurwitz

Director of Marketing and Media Relations

Joseph Fernicola III

Patron Services Manager

Fareine Suarez

Marketing Manager

Alex Martinez

Patron Services Associate

Lou Ann Hayes

Group Sales Associate

Strategic Marketing for the Arts (SMART)

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

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