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


Charles Calmer

Artistic Planning Consultant

Elena Grijalva

Artistic and Production Assistant

Helen Kim

Artistic and Production Assistant

Meghan Randolph

Community Engagement Assistant

Nicole Tuma

Music Educator

Ian Stillmunks

Music Educator

Laura Adkins

Music Library Assistant


Hannah Lehman

Director of Finance

Ben Montalbano

Administrative Coordinator


Debra Magad

Director of Development

Jennifer Nahn

Development Manager

Brandy Duncan

Special Events Assistant

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

Erin Miesner

Front of House Manager

Wright Gatewood

Patron Services Assistant

Lou Ann Hayes

Group Sales Associate

Hazel Lewis

Patron Services Volunteer

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

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